Why did you pursue a career in the instructional design and technology field?
I didn't really know! But it seemed like the best field where I could do a blend of interdisciplinary things such as applied art, design, technology, and psychology. I think it seemed like a great place to help make an impact for good on people.
What are some of your day-to-day responsibilities in your roles?
Managing projects and all that entails. Designing, building, reviewing, evaluating content. Working with stakeholders and building alignment on vision and how the learning products we deliver fit in. Developing knowledge articles and information structure for how information is organized to make it easily accessible. Managing learner profiles in LMS and troubleshooting issues. Interviewing and observing learners and developing insights to inform future designs.
How have you found your jobs? What advice do you have for someone trying to find a job in the instructional design and technology field?
I read "2 hour job search" and applied those principles, I highly recommend that! Also take time to meet people in many fields and disciplines, and don't stop learning things in the field and sharing those with folks - that helps.
In what ways did your graduate program prepare you for your career?
Introduced me to the longstanding issues of the field and the conversations that have been going on for a long time. Helped me become a critical thinker and also gave me the tools to begin applying great design principles to my work. It was awesome!
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