ID and e-Learning Links (2/10/14)
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Definitely Not One-Size-Fits-All: Learning and Development Job Titles — TheWorkSocial
A large list of job titles in the L&D world. This might be helpful for people job searching to have some other phrases and terms to look for.
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Case study on how allowing employees to work from home increased productivity
“The results we saw at Ctrip blew me away. Ctrip was thinking that it could save money on space and furniture if people worked from home and that the savings would outweigh the productivity hit it would take when employees left the discipline of the office environment.
“Instead, we found that people working from home completed 13.5% more calls than the staff in the office did—meaning that Ctrip got almost an extra workday a week out of them. They also quit at half the rate of people in the office—way beyond what we anticipated. And predictably, at-home workers reported much higher job satisfaction.”
One other fascinating insight from the interview: Bloom notes that those who liked the work-at-home option most were people:
” . . . who have established social lives—older workers, married workers, parents. We found that the younger workers whose social lives are more connected to the office tend to not want to work from home as much.
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Leigh Anne Lankford’s survey results on instructional designer’s perspectives on virtual vs. onsite work
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Thanks for the list Christy! I got a kick out of seeing the long list of job titles in the L&D world. I thought I had heard them all, but apparently I was wrong. I get the sense that as emerging technologies come around and the larger our field grows, so will the list. We are like the Eskimo…in the sense that they have hundreds of different words to describe the ‘snow’, so do we but for our profession 😉
Someone shared this list in a LinkedIn group. I get a lot of questions about careers and job searching, and I think your post will be helpful for them.
I think it’s also a measure of how often we end up talking “past” each other in this field. We use the same words to describe different things, or we use different words to describe the same thing. I’m struggling with a client right now because we’re having a language barrier; how they use the term “engaging,” for example, is very different from how I use it.
There’s also a general struggle for what an “instructional designer” does. Some people call themselves IDs when they’re really what I’d call “e-learning developers” or “multimedia developers.” Other people insist that IDs don’t need any technical development skills and should only focus on analysis and design.