Yeah, so, I’ve been an instructional designer for a very long time, and I found that most people find themselves doing instructional design because they know a lot about their topic. For example, they’re very good customer service people and they wind up training other customer service people in designing courses for people in whatever field they might be. Um, and these people are all great at explaining their topic etc., but they don’t necessarily have a lot of background in instructional design.
As a result, they don’t have knowledge of some of the underpinnings and principles that they need to understand instructional design. Also, a lot of books are available but they are very academic in tone. I wanted to write something that was immediately accessible to anybody who wanted to get started, people who know a lot about something and want to teach that to other people. I wanted to create a resource that will help them with this.