Professional designers generally know NOTHING about the subject. They are experts in learning theories, program and course development, systems thinking, ergonomics, project management, technology, and design approaches which they draw upon in a systematic manner to create an engaging and effective learning experiences. They are your first student!Linkedin is a good source of what professional skills employers are looking for http://www.linkedin.com/jobs?viewJob=&jobId=5353665&trk=rj_em&ut=0QebnTlKOvKBI1&_mSplash=1HigherEd jobs is another source
Ask people what a teacher, lawyer, accountant, or doctor does and most can come up with a close answer. Ask them what an instructional designer does and most people have difficulty.ACCP-CAID wants to change that.A Professional Instructional Designer has specialized knowledge about learning designs. They have expertise in multiple learning, psychological, and social theories Their expertise allows them to to DEVELOP a course that facilitates learning regardless of the constraints and resources it is presented under.Professionals instructional designers adhere to;Quality workHigh level of serviceHigh ethical standardsRespect for ConfidentialityWhether you are a home schooling parent, a K-12 school, TV educational program, game development company, PSE institution, or non-profit - a professional instructional designer can help you build an effective, engaging, memorable course that retains its usefulness long after the student completes it.
ACCP-CAID History: We are a fairly new organization that has been steadily increasingmembership as the word gets out...* 2008 Carolle invited Canadian instructional designers to discuss theidea of a forming a professional Canadian organization following the MADLaTconference.* 2010 Carolletalked with many differentIDs from diverse backgrounds and initiated a survey. A professional association had a lot of interest. Canadian designersindicated they wanted an association that would enable exchange, sharing ofknowledge, practices, and job/contract opportunities in Canada betweenmembers.* Feb 2011 the organization created its guiding vision and missionstatement.* July 2011 it drafted its bylaws.* Oct 2011 the organization was registered.* Nov 2011 the ACCP/CAID discussion board was added on LinkedIn VisitThis Group<http://www.linkedin.com/e/-8kn7wa-gv6dakzc-6f/vgh/4180086/?hs=false&tok=265lGeQ7uE7R01>.2012 we began increasing memberships and offerings free workshops for members by and for instructional designers.There is no charge for to members to attend workshops. Most workshops havetwo presenters (one Anglophone and the other Francophone) who addressparticipants in their own language. Visit the web site after this session to see our workshops that are free to members. Our next workshop is May 16th.
Mission of ACCIP-CAID is to promote the recognition of the role of an Instructional Design and enhance the profession of instructional design.The Association’s main objectives and activities are as follows:To form an association of all Canadian instructional designers, regardless of academic setting and field of practice; To sustain the progress of instructional design through study, research, information-sharing, professional development, promotion, exchanges, meetings, seminars, conferences, etc.; To protect learners by assessing the members’ skills and the quality of instructional design activities; To promote the role of instructional designers in the development of learning environments;To protect the members’ interests.(source: CAID bylaws)
"CAID member” is a professional certification that attests you have acquired the competency levels set out in CAID’s Instructional Design Competencies document. The competencies were developed from the list of competencies recognized by the International Board of Standards for Training, Performance and Instruction (IBSTPI). These competencies will give you an idea of what instructional designers might do. There are two ways to become a Certificated "CAID member”, each involving a different evaluation process:Training or credential option: submit proof of formal training that demonstrates that you have acquired the necessary competencies outlined in the Instructional Design Competencies You will need to submit a transcript, resume, and your credentials.2. Portfolio or work experience optionrequest an assessment of the competencies you have acquiredmust have five years experience as an instructional designer. Many job titles may be applicable: instructional designer, educational consultant, educational technologist, training consultant, etc.Resource Where IDs work.. Corporatehttp://www.dominknow.com/index.cfm Academichttp://cde.athabascau.ca/online_book/ch7.html K - 12https://www.cdli.cahttp://www.ebus.cahttp://www.actden.comhttp://www.khanacademy.org
International Board of Standards for Training, Performance and Instruction (IBSTPI)Connie MalamedPublisher of The eLearning Coach summarizes these competencies in 4 catagories as follows:Professional FoundationsPlanning and AnalysisDesign and DevelopmentImplementation and Management
MADLaT 2013 Session 9 the new ACCIP-CAID
Jill Campbell BA, AGDDE(T),M.EdInstructional DesignerAssiniboine Community CollegeThe New ProfessionalInstructional DesignerSession 9
What is a professional instructional designer?ACCP – CAIDAssociation canadienne des concepteurs et desconceptrices pédagogiquesCanadian Association of Instructional Designers
What is a Professional InstructionalDesigner?PROFFESSIONALExpert inspecializedknowledgedomainExcellent practicaland theoreticalskillsExcellent QualityHigh serviceHigh ethicsConfidentiality
How did ACCP-CAID Arise?2008ideadiscussed2010CanadianIDs wantedanassociationFeb 2011ACCP-CAIDcreatedJuly 2011bylawsdrafted2012 ACCP-CAID Freeworkshopsand forallmembers
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Training orcredentialoptionPortfolio orWorkExperienceoptionACCP – CAIDCAID Member –Two Routes"CAID member” -a professional certification that attests you haveacquired the competency levels set out in CAID’s Instructional DesignCompetencies document.