Technology is rapidly changing the way people learn throughout higher education, businesses and government agencies. With the advancement of emerging technologies, the dynamics of how people learn, both onsite and online, is much more accessible and interactive. The web, social networking applications, on-line applications and mobile learning are redefining the way we communicate information.
Realizing this, organizations are focused on hiring and developing talented and knowledgeable personnel to help reshape the way information is created, integrated and delivered. Instructional Designers are becoming a very important part of the curriculum development process. Those who can analyze learning or training needs and design technology-supported instructional materials have seen double-digit career growth within the last four years.
The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released data in April 2008 that indicate strong, continued growth for this field. Technology enhanced earning trends will continue to open doors to job opportunities in explosive growth areas as online learning in P–12 and higher education.
Earning an M.S. in Instructional Design and Technology degree from Walden can prepare you with the knowledge, skills and experience to excel in a number of positions, including:
- Instructional designer
- Training developer
- Online instructor
- Performance improvement consultant
- Manager of e-learning delivery
- Information architect
- Course editor
- Desktop publishing, web design, or multimedia specialist
- Educational technology specialist/consultant