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ERIC Number: ED551569
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 140
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ISBN: 978-1-2678-1063-2
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Instructional Designers in Higher Education
Moskal, Tami Marie
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, The University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Research about the preparation and competencies of instructional designers in higher education has not been addressed. The purpose of this multiple case study was to explore individuals in this context by focusing on their employment and academic backgrounds, as well as their responsibilities, qualifications, and expectations as reported by their supervisors. This study sought to understand who the instructional designers in higher education are, and how they came to their roles in their institutions. An understanding of these instructional designers in higher education could lead to improved teaching and learning experiences for students in higher education. Five themes emerged from the cases studied: flexibility; moral purpose; relationship building; time and project management; and ongoing professional development. Instructional designers do more than design instructional experiences. They are informal leaders who have an immediate and profound effect on the future of higher education. Their role in distance education is redefining how we educate students, and is shaping distance education and, ultimately, the face of the institutions in which they work. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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