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Instructional Designers and Technologists - 25-9031.01

O*NET-SOC Description

Develop instructional materials and products and assist in the technology-based redesign of courses. Assist faculty in learning about, becoming proficient in, and applying instructional technology.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Director, Educational Research and Product Strategy
  • Instructional Designer
  • Instructional Technologist
  • IT Senior Analyst (Instructional Technology Senior Analyst)
  • Lead Performance Support Analyst
  • Learning Development Specialist
  • Senior Instructional Designer
  • Team Lead, Teacher Support and Student Intervention

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Tasks

  • Adapt instructional content or delivery methods for different levels or types of learners.
  • Analyze performance data to determine effectiveness of instructional systems, courses, or instructional materials.
  • Assess effectiveness and efficiency of instruction according to ease of instructional technology use and student learning, knowledge transfer, and satisfaction.
  • Conduct needs assessments and strategic learning assessments to develop the basis for curriculum development or to update curricula.
  • Define instructional, learning, or performance objectives.
  • Design instructional aids for stand-alone or instructor-led classroom or online use.
  • Design learning products, including web-based aids or electronic performance support systems.
  • Develop instruction or training roadmaps for online and blended learning programs.
  • Develop instructional materials and products for technology-based redesign of courses.
  • Develop instructional materials, such as lesson plans, handouts, or examinations.
  • Develop master course documentation or manuals according to applicable accreditation, certification, or other requirements.
  • Develop measurement tools to evaluate the effectiveness of instruction or training interventions.
  • Edit instructional materials, such as books, simulation exercises, lesson plans, instructor guides, and tests.
  • Interview subject matter experts or conduct other research to develop instructional content.
  • Observe and provide feedback on instructional techniques, presentation methods, or instructional aids.
  • Present and make recommendations regarding course design, technology, and instruction delivery options.
  • Provide analytical support for the design and development of training curricula, learning strategies, educational policies, or courseware standards.
  • Provide technical advice on the use of current instructional technologies, including computer-based training, desktop videoconferencing, multimedia, and distance learning technologies.
  • Provide technical support to clients in the implementation of designed instruction or in task analyses and instructional systems design.
  • Recommend changes to curricula or delivery methods, based on information such as instructional effectiveness data, current or future performance requirements, feasibility, and costs.
  • Recommend instructional methods, such as individual or group instruction, self-study, lectures, demonstrations, simulation exercises, and role-playing, appropriate for content and learner characteristics.
  • Research and evaluate emerging instructional technologies or methods.
  • Teach instructors to use instructional technology or to integrate technology with teaching.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Advise educators on curricula, instructional methods, or policies.
  • Assess educational needs of students.
  • Create technology-based learning materials.
  • Develop instructional materials.
  • Develop instructional objectives.
  • Edit documents.
  • Evaluate effectiveness of educational programs.
  • Evaluate performance of educational staff.
  • Modify teaching methods or materials to accommodate student needs.
  • Research topics in area of expertise.
  • Teach others to use technology or equipment.

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