Instructional Designer – Do you have it in you to become one?

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An instructional designer’s job involves continual learning, unlearning and relearning, be it new technology, design methods, design strategies, etc. An ID’s objective is to help people learn by engaging them through the courses created.

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Instructional Designer – Do you have it in you to become one?

  1. 1. 1<br />Instructional Designer <br />Do you have it in you to become one?<br />
  2. 2. 2<br />CommLab India<br />Instructional Design was a relatively unknown branch of learning more than a decade ago and today it has transformed into a much sought-after skill. <br />
  3. 3. 3<br />CommLab India<br />An instructional designer’s job involves continual learning, unlearning and relearning, be it new technology, design methods, design strategies, etc. <br />
  4. 4. 4<br />CommLab India<br />An ID’s objective is to help people learn by engaging them through the courses created.<br />
  5. 5. 5<br />CommLab India<br />What it takes to be an instructional designer and does it require any formal qualification?<br />
  6. 6. 6<br />CommLab India<br />To learn various ID theories, research and brainstorm various strategies to present the course in a tasteful manner to their audience.<br />
  7. 7. 7<br />CommLab India<br />What it takes to be an efficient instructional designer?<br />
  8. 8. 8<br />CommLab India<br />Do you enjoy writing?<br /> <br />Most IDs come from content writing field including technical writing. <br />
  9. 9. 9<br />CommLab India<br />If you’re teacher, professor, trainer, coach and manager who trains or engages in content development field, than ID is good career move.<br />
  10. 10. 10<br />CommLab India<br />Do you consider your English skills to be good? <br />All instructional designers should possess good language skills. <br />
  11. 11. 11<br />CommLab India<br />,<br />.<br />;<br />Writing is a way of expressing your thoughts, but it is necessary to know your commas, full stops, semi-colons and dashes. <br />
  12. 12. 12<br />CommLab India<br />Choose either Creativity or Logic, or Both?<br />
  13. 13. 13<br />CommLab India<br />Having a logical approach to creating a course framework with a blend of creativity to engage the audience is a lethal combo for an instructional designer.<br />
  14. 14. 14<br />CommLab India<br />Do you like to connect with people who help others learn? <br />Instructional designers should bond with subject matter experts, graphics and programming specialists and at times client too.<br />
  15. 15. 15<br />CommLab India<br />An instructional designer should possess the motivation to comprehend, capability to grasp any new information / subject and transfer the knowledge gained to teach others.<br />
  16. 16. 16<br />CommLab India<br />It is vital that instructional designers visualize themselves as the target audience during the creation of the course.<br />
  17. 17. 17<br />CommLab India<br />An ID should be acquainted with basic features and limitations of various eLearning development tools and software despite the presence of graphics and programming specialists.<br />
  18. 18. 18<br />CommLab India<br />An instructional designer shouldhave the ability to assimilate and chunk information.<br />
  19. 19. 19<br />CommLab India<br />The ID should envisage various instructional graphics, user interface, interactions and finished product in their mind.<br />
  20. 20. 20<br />CommLab India<br />To read more such articles, please visit www.commlabindia.com<br />Thank you<br />

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