A good fit is important in instructional design roles. Ideally, you want a role doing satisfying work in an organization that values your skills.
My experience designing curriculum for a high school music appreciation pilot course helped me eventually become an instructional designer.
People deserve to be paid for their time and effort. However, in some limited circumstances, creating free elearning samples make sense.
Use this time tracking template to record how long you spend on each instructional design task. This improves future time estimates and invoicing.
A collection of resources and tools for creating your instructional design or elearning portfolio
In this podcast interview, I discuss how I transitioned from teaching to instructional design and provide tips for new IDs.
Is it better to get a graduate certificate or masters degree in instructional design?
In this post, I talk about determining if instructional design is a good “fit” as a career. This is less about the skills and more about the desire; it’s about figuring out if you’d be happy working as an instructional designer.
Learn about the two most prominent professional organizations and some employment options within the field of instructional design.
If you’re hoping to move into a career in instructional design, chances are you need to learn some of the common technology.