Instructional Designers and Technologists

What they do:

Develop instructional materials and products and assist in the technology-based redesign of courses. Assist faculty in learning about, becoming proficient in, and applying instructional technology.

On the job, you would:

  • Observe and provide feedback on instructional techniques, presentation methods, or instructional aids.
  • Edit instructional materials, such as books, simulation exercises, lesson plans, instructor guides, and tests.
  • Develop measurement tools to evaluate the effectiveness of instruction or training interventions.
  • Develop instructional materials, such as lesson plans, handouts, or examinations.
  • Define instructional, learning, or performance objectives.
  • Assess effectiveness and efficiency of instruction according to ease of instructional technology use and student learning, knowledge transfer, and satisfaction.
  • Analyze performance data to determine effectiveness of instructional systems, courses, or instructional materials.
  • Research and evaluate emerging instructional technologies or methods.
  • Recommend instructional methods, such as individual or group instruction, self-study, lectures, demonstrations, simulation exercises, and role-playing, appropriate for content and learner characteristics.
  • Recommend changes to curricula or delivery methods, based on information such as instructional effectiveness data, current or future performance requirements, feasibility, and costs.

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