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Instructional Design is a systemic and systematic process by means of which from the analysis of a learning need, the activities and resources are selected and developed to satisfy it, as well as the procedures to evaluate if said learning was achieved. By means of Instructional Design, specifications are generated to guarantee the achievement of the required learning. This process includes both the development of activities and materials, and the design of the necessary assessment instruments.
The use of the Virtual Classroom for learning experiences requires planning and a previous instructional design, which guarantees the achievement of the anticipated learning, as well as the adequate use of the potential of the Virtual Classroom. This type of design presents important challenges due to the lack of face-to-face interaction and the presence of mediated communication. Although it starts in a similar way to the designs for face-to-face processes, that is, analyzing the Instructional need, the audience, and the context; formulating the instructional objectives; and specifying the contents that must be addressed to achieve them; The phase corresponding to the design of strategies and instructional means is significantly different.
A learning process in a Virtual Classroom must guarantee that the quality of the desired learning is not sacrificed by the absence of face-to-face interaction. This implies that teaching a course on this platform is not simply moving a content and delivering it through it. In this instructional design, even interaction must be planned in advance, anticipating the possible answers and alternatives that may occur.
On the other hand, the planning of this type of experiences should foresee the inclusion of virtual activities designed to ensure that all stages of learning are fulfilled, since the apprentice feels involved and active at all times. Likewise, it must ensure that activities that point to different intelligences and learning preferences are executed, as well as collaborative activities aimed at enriching the process, using other means such as forums, email, wikis and blogs, among others.