Instructional Technology Developer
Instructional technology developers are also known as “instructional technology specialists” or “courseware designers,” and your teaching experience definitely qualifies you for these positions, which share some characteristics of curriculum development and corporate training jobs. Programming or web design skills are a plus, but are not required for all jobs.
Instructional technology jobs can be found in the training departments of companies or other organizations, including higher education. They can also be found in dedicated courseware design companies, like Enspire in Austin, who create online training and simulations for corporations.
It should be noted that “instructional technology specialist” can also refer to positions that are closer to tech support than curriculum development. Basically, it can be a fancy title for someone whose main responsibilities include making sure the classroom computer and projector are working. This, too, is a crucial position, but is quite different from a courseware designer.
See the education & training guide for related information.
• Conduct an informational interview with someone at Enspire to learn more about their job
• Follow the #lrnchat Tweet-chat that happens every Thursday night
• Join the E-Learning Guild on LinkedIn
Articulate - one of the most well-regarded blogs about designing e-learning technologies
Association for Educational Communications and Technology
Instructional Technology Council - provides professional development resources for instructional technologists involved with distance learning