Have you ever considered starting a learning design career in higher education? Have you wondered if academia is the best fit for your preferences and interests? In this episode, Peter Shea and I discuss the roles that instructional designers play in higher education and what it’s like to work in that environment.
Peter manages an excellent Facebook community called Instructional Designers in Education, which has close to 7000 members. He is also an instructional designer, teacher, editor, and writer. Peter is an advocate for immersive learning experiences and for using learning analytics to inform learning design. He has spent several years as director of professional development in higher education and is co-editor of a forthcoming book on technology for learning and assessment. Peter also created another social media group in LinkedIn for people interested in data-informed learning design. See the links at the end for access.
- The role that instructional designers play in higher education
- How working in higher ed differs from L&D in the workplace
- Importance of faculty relationships
- Differences between working in community colleges versus universities
- Salary comparison
- Benefits and disadvantages of working in higher ed
- Using simulations for learning
- Importance of mixing it up with IDs in other fields
- How learning designers in higher ed can improve the field
- Effects of remote learning on higher education
- Learning analytics in higher education
- How to find a job in higher education
- How to prepare for the learning designer role
TRANSCRIPT: Download the ELC 062 Transcript
TIME: 39 minutes
- Instructional Designers in Education (Facebook Group)
- Data Informed Data Design (LinkedIn Group)
- Chronicle Vitae (Job listings)
- HigherEd Jobs (Job listings)
- Michael Feldstein Resilience Network
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