Chart a Five-Year eLearning Salary Plan
Five-Year Salary Plan

Charting a salary plan can help you achieve more. Browse the newsfeed of Facebook on any given day and you’re bound to see quotes that say things like the harder you work, the more you’ll reap and to realize your dreams you’ve got to take appropriate steps toward them. Listen to any motivational speaker and […]

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How to Find an ISD Position
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Submitted by Dr. Stuart Weinstein, Adjunct Instructor, UMBC ISD Graduate Program The guidance and techniques that many job search firms, university placement offices, and resume books promote just don’t work in today’s job application environment. First, you are submitting your resume and personal data to a computer program that scans the documents looking for “preselected” […]

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The History of Instructional Design
History of ISD

* Can you guess for how long learning technology has been around? Ever wonder about its origins? We recently came across a comprehensive timeline in a blog post titled, A Brief History of Instructional Design, detailing the history of Instructional Design. The article talks about how back in the 1950’s, B.F. Skinner published his article […]

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Examples of KSA’s for Training Positions
KSA

Positions in the ISD field require a variety of knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA). Below are two examples of training positions and their requirements. Example 1: Instructional Coordinators Knowledge: Education and Training – Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training […]

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The Multiple Meanings of Job Titles in ISD
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Job hunters often use titles as quick descriptors, but in the field of ISD a job title may have more than one meaning. For example, the job title “trainer” could be listed under headings such as Education, Human Resources, or Technology. A “trainer” could be in the job description, but the position title could be […]

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