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ERIC Number: ED405355
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
Pages: 25
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Analysis of Job Announcements and the Required Competencies for Instructional Technology Professionals.
Moallem, Mahnaz
A study was conducted to analyze current job announcements in the field of instructional design and technology and to produce descriptive information that portrays the required skills and areas of knowledge for instructional technology graduates. Content analysis, in its general terms, was used as the research method for this study. One hundred fifty job announcements collected within a 3-year time period were reviewed and categorized into one of the three types of organizations of institutions that announced the position: (1) business and industry; (2) government and military; and (3) university/college/school district. Results are summarized in frequency tables that list competencies for different types of organizations and different types of degrees. Results indicate that job requirements for masters' graduates are different from those for doctoral graduates. They further suggest that, although core courses in instructional design and development appear to be the foci of instructional technology programs, different electives and internship courses may be needed for students who have different career goals. With increasing numbers of job opportunities for instructional designers in higher education and in business and industry, the importance of emphasis on the knowledge and application of computers becomes more critical, and indeed is increasing over time. (Contains 12 tables and 8 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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