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Development of e-Competency Framework for e-Learning Instructional Designer


  • Department of e-learning, Korea National Open University, South Korea


Background/Objectives: e-Learning becomes a universal educational method due to development of ICT. The contents of e-learning are delivered to learners with appropriate instructional design. Methods/Statistical Analysis: The instructional design is one of elements which have influence on learning effect of e-learning. The competency of instructional designer plays an important role in e-learning and it controls success of e-learning. Findings: This study divides competencies of instructional designer into such 9 competency units as ‘need analysis’, ‘analysis of system environment’, ‘planning project’, ‘designing contents’, ‘developing manuscript’, ‘developing storyboard’, ‘developing contents’, ‘test and evaluation of contents’ and ‘completion of contents’. It also provides 35 competency elements according to each unit for example ‘analyzing customers’ requirements’, ‘analysis of learning target’. The validity test had been done by 29 experts who have experienced more than 5 years in the field participated in the questionnaire. The results of validity test show that all competency units are valid. In this study, the e-competency framework that has 9 competency units and 35 elements was presented for e-learning instructional designer. Furthermore, the competency element with high importance mostly shows high level of difficulty in the degree of work difficulty. Improvements/Applications: The results of this study will be useful in development of training programs for e-learning instructional designers and e-competency system development for competency management.


Designer, e-Learning, e-Competency, Framework, Instructional Design

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