So this is a new feature where I will be sharing my thoughts and takeaways from my own professional development. Now, since it’s not really a career many people know about I should probably give you a bit of background to what I actually do to make a living.
So first off, what I do is called Instructional Design. It’s often lumped under Human Resources but more specifically falls under Learning and Development, or Education or other similar names. The specific name depends on the business but we often refer to it s L&D.
The next thing you should know is that various businesses consider Instructional Designers to have various skill sets. The base is always the same. But the additional skills aren’t always included and as such are sometimes separated into another role; Multi Media or Content Developers.
At the moment my skills are mostly at the base level, but I’m constantly working to improve those skills and branch out properly into being able to develop courses as well.
Ok, last thing I’m going to tell you is what I do on a day to day basis. Basically I design training programs. These could be those face to face lectures, workshops and activities you’ve probably all participated in at some point in time. But nowadays you also need to design online courses.
Since I’m pretty comfortable with my ability to design face to face facilitation but am still pretty new to designing elearns so I’m focusing my development there.
Since this includes reading about adult learning principles, psychology, technical planning and actual building tips and tricks I thought I could share these thoughts with you.
So as I’ve read enough of something to share some takeaways with you I will be doing so. Because I don’t have a set time to read these books I won’t have a schedule for these posts. If you find them interesting please make sure you follow me to get email notifications!
4 Replies to “Instructional Design reading”
not something id read but it was interesting to learn this info about u, we
all have such dfifferent interests asnd lifestyles itsd nice to find something ttotally unheard of before\! 🙂 hope u enjoy writing ur fuiture posts on this topic
Thank you, don’t feel like you can’t stop by if you change your mind 😊
I’ve never head of instructional design before. I think it sounds really interesting and want to hear more about it in the future. <3
Yes it’s not a career people really know about. I think like 99% of us fall into it and love it so never leave.