Getting the Life of an Instructional Designer
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Getting the Life of an Instructional Designer

Making a living in an ADDIE kind of world!
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Created by Beverly Reynolds
Last updated 4/2017
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What Will I Learn?
  • Know the educational options available, including degrees and certificates
  • Find a job using job boards and recruiters
  • Use social media to their advantage by having an online presence
  • Know the types of training deliverables from job aids to simulations
  • Understand what makes GREAT, Good and Not so Good training
  • Know the general responsibilities of an Instructional Designer
  • Be aware of the considerations if working for yourself versus for an employer
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  • This course does NOT have any software prerequisites.
  • This course also does NOT have any prerequisite knowledge needed.
  • Likewise, there are NO hardware requirements to get started.

In this course, you will learn first and foremost about how to land a job as an Instructional Designer. We will start out by talking about options in terms of Education and even Continuing Education.

Then, we will continue on by helping you find a job in this field. We will tell you the keywords, how to search and how to use job boards to possibly interact with several hiring managers to give you that personal contact.

Next, whether marketing YOU, YOUR skillsets or advertising your business offerings, we will talk about the different ways to use social media to your advantage. You will see job aids and some external links throughout this course.

By the end of the course, you will know the qualities of GREAT training and the training deliverables that are most popular.

We will finish out the course by talking about a Day in the Life of an Instructional Designer and even working for YOURSELF!

Congratulations on furthering your future and I hope you enjoy this course!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for any student learner looking to change careers to become an Instructional Designer.
  • This course is also for anyone who is just entering the workforce and believes that they have the skillsets to be a NEW Instructional Design Professional.
  • Finally, this course is for anyone that is simply interested in finding out about the Learning & Design world.
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Curriculum For This Course
16 Lectures
Welcome and Overview
2 Lectures 10:34

Welcome to the Getting the Life of an Instructional Designer course! My name is Beverly Reynolds, and I come to you with 20 years of Instructional Design and Training experience! In these lectures, you will learn about education, getting a job, using social media, characteristics of great training, training deliverables, a day in the life, and of course, working for YOURSELF!

Preview 02:37

In this lecture, we overview Instructional Design and talk about what motivates you to find out additional information about this topic or field.

Preview 07:57
3 Lectures 30:16

In this lecture, we will highlight the areas of education from degree to certificate. We will also give you an overview of the available tools, especially the software packages used per training delivery method. Students will know what type of direction to head when creating a logo versus a simulation.

Education - Part 1

In this lecture, users hear non-software tools, obtain free and fee-based resources and receive an introduction to the ADDIE model. Students or learners will understand the accessories, such as a microphone or lighting for videos.

Education - Part 2

In this lecture, we will continue our discussion on Training Theories, this time detailing Scrum. Students will see that this section is rounded out by talking about the Timing of Training. What are some challenges of becoming educated when you are employed versus when you are unemployed?

Education - Part 3

This quiz will help you recall software details as well as the phases of the ADDIE Methodology and Scrum Framework.

Education Quiz
5 questions
Landing the Right Employment
2 Lectures 14:25

In this lecture we will talk about the use of keywords and searching for a job using search engines. There are so many job search options out there. Is you resume listed on the main job boards? Is it up to date?

Finding a Job - Part 1

In this lecture we will talk about job search avenues and provide you with a bulleted list of resume tips when you update or create a new resume.

Finding a Job - Part 2
Using Social Media to YOUR Advantage
3 Lectures 16:45

In this lecture, you will learn about professional networking and membership sites. You will also receive a brief description of other sites in which you can market your skills and services, such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. These are all valuable when searching for a job or advertising something you have to offer the world such as a service or product.

Using Social Media - Part 1

In this lecture, we will continue the social media discussions. We will briefly touch upon the use of SlideShare and YouTube. During this section we will also talk about creating an online presence by adding an online portfolio to showcase your work. Finally, we will talk about warnings and things to watch out for when posting online or emailing.

Using Social Media - Part 2

In this lecture, you will witness a short Facebook simulation for adding groups - since we are talking about Using Social Media. The mouse will move for you once you launch the lecture, so sit back - and enjoy! Keep in mind that Facebook Groups are a means to help you network!

Facebook Simulation: Adding Groups
Recognizing GREAT Training
1 Lecture 04:38

In this lecture, you will see not only the characteristics that make great training GREAT TRAINING, but also the elements that will make your document or course complete. This area might just give you some ideas to add to your current training as well.

Qualities of Great Training
Training Deliverables
1 Lecture 07:16

In this lecture, you will see what outputs or files could be created as an Instructional Designer. Each type of training serves a completely different purpose. We will take a look at the intent of each.

Training Deliverables
The Life of an Instructional Designer
2 Lectures 07:06

This is just a short little video of encouragement to you to keep forging on. DO NOT give up - no matter what!

Congrats on Learning!

In this lecture, we will cover the types of events that you would experience if you were to land your dream job as an Instructional Designer. You will see the qualities, qualifications and responsibilities accordingly. Are you still interested in this type of position?

A Day in The Life
Considerations for Business Ownership
2 Lectures 07:15

In this lecture, we pose several questions to you that you may or may not have considered in the past. That is, if you are looking to venture out on your own and leave corporate America behind, what do you need to know?

Congratulations on completing the Getting the Life of an Instructional Designer course!

You have now learned about how to educate yourself, whether by going to a nearby college and getting a degree, obtaining a certification or by reading LOTS of FREE resources.

We also covered ways to handle search engines when searching for a job. It is never easy to land that first job, nor is it fun being unemployed. Searches are your ‘friend!’

There are also many, almost endless ways to use social media to your advantage without spending a lot of hard-earned money.

I also discussed with you many qualities that make great training GREAT TRAINING! You now even have a printable checklist of considerations – regardless of the training deliverable or type of learning to be deployed.

Then, you viewed a day in the life of an Instructional Designer in terms of qualities and responsibilities.

Finally, you were provided with several questions to be answered if you were to venture out on your own as an independent consultant and designer.

Working for Yourself

Congratulations! You have now successfully completed this course. You are well on your way to your own professional success. See you in future courses!

Way to Finish this Course!
About the Instructor
Beverly Reynolds
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Experienced Instructional Designer, Author & Project Manager

I come to you with 20 years of experiences in instructional design and project management within top Fortune companies. Most recently I started my own design business, authored and illustrated (and published) my own children's book and decided to once again take up teaching...this time to benefit my own business.