Study Explores Careers of Instructional Designers

May 5, 2016

Instructional designers do more than their title suggests, a new report found. In addition to creating online courses, a majority of the 853 instructional designers surveyed by the strategy and design firm Intentional Futures said they manage projects and train faculty members on a daily basis. The survey, which was funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, also found that a lack of faculty buy-in is the top issue facing instructional designers -- more so than a lack of time and other resources. The full report is available for download here.

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