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, online 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 past four years.

Technology-enhanced earning trends will continue to open doors to job opportunities in explosive growth areas such as online learning in P-12 and higher education. Earning an MS in Instructional Design and Technology 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


Hollis Easter

Hollis Easter

MS in Instructional Design and Technology Graduate
This program provides students with the knowledge and skills to create engaging instructional materials grounded in learning theory and aligned to best practices. They will be using industry-standard applications, including Adobe Creative Cloud software and Adobe Captivate, to design and develop high quality learning experiences. Plus, at Walden, they are learning from an experienced leader in online content development and instructional delivery.
Walden is so much more than an online university; it is a university that cares about your success as a person.
Walden’s instructors are there to assist in your education. You are never alone in your journey.
Mark Clauburg, EdD Program Director, Riley College of Education and Leadership
Mark Clauburg
Seletha Tucker MS in Early Childhood Studies Graduate / EdD Student
Seletha Tucker
Yvette Taylor MS in Early Childhood Studies Graduate
Yvette Taylor
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