TITLE

Preparing Instructional Designers for Different Career Environments: A Case Study

AUTHOR(S)
Larson, Miriam; Lockee, Barbara
PUB. DATE
February 2009
SOURCE
Educational Technology Research & Development;Feb2009, Vol. 57 Issue 1, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
The competency requirements, content, culture, and value systems of business and industry career environments can differ significantly from that of the higher education context where instructional design and technology (IDT) students receive their formal training. Therefore, faculty should consider how they might provide flexibility in their programs to allow IDT students to experience the contexts in which they choose to work following graduation. The article reports on the results of a case study of an exemplary IDT program identified through a national survey. The emphases and preparation practices of faculty in the case study program were noted to provide an example of how one program successfully prepares its graduates for a variety of career environments, and specifically for a business and industry environment. By studying the successes and challenges of specific programs, new or existing programs may gain ideas for building or re-working existing programs to better meet the needs of students desiring contextualized preparation for different career environments.
ACCESSION #
35858664

 

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