Georgetown University has announced it will offer a master’s degree in learning and design. The program will be integrated with the school’s Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship.
If you are not an instructional designer, but would like to learn about the basics, you will probably want to check out the many links in this article.
Some tips for Instructional Designers from the Rapid eLearning Blog:
I have never used SAM (Successive Approximation Model) on any of the projects I have worked on as an instructional designer. In graduate school at the University of Texas at Austin I was trained in the ADDIE approach. ADDIE stands for Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement, and Evaluate. I completed an online program in online education at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Their approach is ADIE. They combine design and develop into one step.
You can download this report from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It explorers the careers of instructional designers.I have been one since the fall of 2004, and I have gotten to do many different tasks. That’s what keeps the job so interesting.
In a report from MIT, Online Education: A Catalyst for Higher Education Reforms, instructional designers are referred to a learning engineers. In some institutions they are referred to as learning designers. I have never heard the term learning engineers.