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Oct 7, 2020

Which instructional design path should you follow: higher education or corporate? It’s a fantastic question that many instructional designers are trying to answer. On today’s episode, Heidi Kirby, host of the BLOC podcast, shares her perspectives about being a corporate instructional designer. We break down several topics about being an instructional designer and share our experiences. There isn’t a right or wrong answer here, but this episode will help to steer you in the right direction.

Here’s what we talk about:

Technical Skills

  • Working with SMEs (who are those SMEs and how they're different)
  • The audience (students v. employees)
  • Who is delivering the message  
  • Designing with learning outcomes in mind
  • How success is measured/ROI
  • Timing of projects/due dates
  • Autonomy versus close management
  • E-learning tools v. LMS
  • Common project constraints
  • How is the ID's performance measured?

Check out my episode from BLOC podcast.

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