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Instructional Designers

Experience, Skills, and Personality Traits

Two to three years of experience in instructional design, educational technology, pedagogy, or curriculum development is required to work as an instructional designer. Eighty-seven percent of instructional designers employed by postsecondary institutions have previous experience as college professors and 53 percent have experience in technology development, according to a survey of instructional designers by Intentional Futures. Some are experts in design, others are skilled at using technology, and many others have knowledge of teaching strategies and learning theory. 

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