What does an Instructional Designer do?
As an Instructional Designer you will create learning environments and experiences. Perform analysis to perform the requirements and specifications. You may be asked to enable learning by creating supportive environments which includes online community management, promoting collaboration and discussion through social media technologies and teaching experts how to generate and share your own content.
The ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree in educational technology or a related field and hold a state educator or administrator's license. You will have a minimum of 3 years using course authoring tools and proficiency with various LMS systems and experience teaching K-12. You will have excellent written and oral communication skills and an understanding of varied learning styles. You must have familiarity with website design, video technology and editing and knowledge of assessment and evaluation methods.
Instructional Designer Salaries
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Instructional Designer Career Path
Learn how to become an Instructional Designer, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.
Instructional Designer Insights
“With UCB I get the chance to work with many great individuals with similar career goals.”
“I was told not to expect any opportunities for pay increases any time in the near future.”
“Great and respectable people to work with.”
“Good people and fun to work with.”
“I enjoy the people I get to work with and knowing I am helping my community in bridging communication.”
“Lucky to work with some of the best and smartest coworkers that I ever have before.”
“I feel like I am surrounded by the "best of the best" talent on my team”
“Low pay for your experience if you start your career and be there for years”
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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of an instructional designer
When working as an instructional designer, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Microsoft Office Suite, Camtasia, Epic Certification, Articulate Storyline and Deliverables.
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The most common qualifications to become an instructional designer is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.