Prepare a Solid Instructional Designer Job Description for Higher Ed

Instructional design plays an important role in course development for higher education, whether the course involves online learning or traditional in-classroom teaching. Surprisingly, there is little public awareness of what instructional designers do, even though there are at least 13,000 people in higher education alone who identify with this role. Preparing a well-written instructional designer job description should be the first step toward hiring the best fit for this role.

Creating effective online courses is harder than it seems; online learning is not just about moving the lecture from the classroom to video. Learning science, in particular, is showing the path toward high-quality online learning experiences. An instructional designer can help ensure that course authoring tools leverage the full power of the underlying learning science.

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