8.3 Careers in Instructional Design

Instructional designers are employed in a variety of different environments, including manufacturing, finance, healthcare, and the military, and higher education, though the specific job titles may vary by industry.  In PK-12 school environments the title of “instructional designer” is less common, but curriculum developers, technology coaches, and others may perform instructional design-related work.

Here are two helpful videos (which have some overlapping content but with slightly different emphasis) that summarize what instructional designers do:

 

 

 

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