Tag Archives: Defining ID

“Labels Do Matter” A brief look at IBSTPI Competencies for Instructional Designers

In a previous posting, “Labels Do Matter” A Brief Survey of Instructional Design Job Posting Titles I presented a litany of “labels” that I found on sites like HigherEdJobs, The Chronicle, Monster, Indeed, and LinkedIn (not linked i.e., requires authentication) when … Continue reading

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Darth Vader vs. Two Face: A LRNchat discussion of Emotional Intelligence…

Enjoyed LRNchat last night I am still chewing on the article and heated discussions that we had there involving Emotional Intelligence (EQ) described in a Jan. 2nd 2014 article by Adam Grant found on The Atlantic.   The Dark Side … Continue reading

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Think Of Instruction As A Story: Are We The Riddler?

In my previous post—How Can Instructional Designers Avoid The Sharks? I started discussing Jason McDonald’s 2010 article in TechTrends—Resisting Technological Gravity that presents some “guiding principles” for our practice as instructional designer. He proposes that for an instructional designer to … Continue reading

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The Responsibility of the Instructional Designer

While doing some research on the AECT website, I came across a real gem of an article, Designers’ Dilemmas: The tripartheid Responsibility of the Instructional Designer by Michael K. Thomas. What I cherish about this article is the framework that … Continue reading

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Conducting a little career path research…

My department might be pursuing a reclassification and I was asked to do a little research to see if I could find out if there was information out there regarding various levels of an instructional designer. Two years ago, I … Continue reading

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What a designer needs to be able to do…

I enjoyed browsing AECT’s newest publication The Journal of Applied Instructional Design, especially the article In Search of the Secret Handshakes of ID by Ellen Wagner. It starts off with a quote from Cammy Bean’s blog post Describing What You … Continue reading

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