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.
Median Annual Wage: $61,550
Education: Master's degree (65%); Bachelor's degree (26%); High school diploma or equivalent (4%)
Projected Growth: Average (8% to 14%)
Related 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
Define instructional, learning, or performance objectives.
Interview subject matter experts or conduct other research to develop instructional content.
Provide analytical support for the design and development of training curricula, learning strategies, educational policies, or courseware standards.
Design learning products, including web-based aids or electronic performance support systems.
Develop instructional materials and products for technology-based redesign of courses.
Design instructional aids for stand-alone or instructor-led classroom or online use.
Conduct needs assessments and strategic learning assessments to develop the basis for curriculum development or to update curricula.
Assess effectiveness and efficiency of instruction according to ease of instructional technology use and student learning, knowledge transfer, and satisfaction.
Develop instructional materials, such as lesson plans, handouts, or examinations.
Develop measurement tools to evaluate the effectiveness of instruction or training interventions.
Develop instruction or training roadmaps for online and blended learning programs.
Analyze performance data to determine effectiveness of instructional systems, courses, or instructional materials.
Adapt instructional content or delivery methods for different levels or types of learners.
Research and evaluate emerging instructional technologies or methods.
Recommend instructional methods, such as individual or group instruction, self-study, lectures, demonstrations, simulation exercises, and role-playing, appropriate for content and learner characteristics.
Edit instructional materials, such as books, simulation exercises, lesson plans, instructor guides, and tests.
Teach instructors to use instructional technology or to integrate technology with teaching.
Recommend changes to curricula or delivery methods, based on information such as instructional effectiveness data, current or future performance requirements, feasibility, and costs.
Provide technical advice on the use of current instructional technologies, including computer-based training, desktop videoconferencing, multimedia, and distance learning technologies.
Observe and provide feedback on instructional techniques, presentation methods, or instructional aids.
Develop master course documentation or manuals according to applicable accreditation, certification, or other requirements.
Provide technical support to clients in the implementation of designed instruction or in task analyses and instructional systems design.