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ERIC Number: EJ852206
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
ISSN: ISSN-0898-5952
Instructional Design Practice: Career Environments, Job Roles, and a Climate of Change
Larson, Miriam B.; Lockee, Barbara B.
Performance Improvement Quarterly, v17 n1 p22-40 Mar 2004
Instructional Design and Technology (IDT) professionals practice their skills in a broad range of career environments and job roles. The resulting collection of competency lists and wide range of practice environments, coupled with the frequent changes that have always characterized the field, produce complexity that is difficult to communicate to IDT students. However, students need to understand these complex aspects of the field so that they can make informed decisions about their career goals and educational direction. This review of the current literature looks at the current issues impacting practice and preparation. It concludes that the path professional academic preparation programs choose will depend on their orientation to instructional design and performance improvement, and whether they see themselves as preparing students for specific career environments or are pursuing a generalist program. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: Adult Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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