Wednesday, October 5
11:30 AM-12:00 PM
Room 5

Becoming an Instructional Designer

Best Practices or Mentoring Moments ID: 61518
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    Laura March
    University of Missouri
  2. Javier Caride
    University of Missouri-Kansas City
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    Bryant Lazenby
    University of Missouri
  4. Asmaa Albadawi
    University of Missouri-Kansas City

Abstract: Are you interested in becoming a full-time instructional designer (ID)? You are not alone. Recent occupational data confirms the field is expanding and has a faster-than-average job outlook over the next decade. While related literature defines the role, analyzes job posts, and identifies gaps between education and practice, no known work incorporates autoethnographic narratives of professionals who recently transitioned into the role since the COVID-19 pandemic galvanized the field. This paper and associated session cover the job’s current requirements, the hiring process, and three “success stories” from practitioners who recently became full-time IDs. Session participants are encouraged to engage in speed-networking activities, bring their application materials for review, and ask questions about the role.

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