Instructional Design and Technology Teams: Work Experiences and Professional Development


The University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) conducted a research study in the spring of 2017 to learn more about the professional development needs and work experiences of instructional designers, instructional technologists, multimedia designers, and their team leaders. The goal was to determine how similar the team leaders and the team members felt about their careers, the future of instructional design, professional development and continuing education options, and how to best equip team members to further their careers.

Team members and team leaders were asked a series of questions about various ways to gain work experience and develop valuable skills to find key points of interest between the two groups on what improvements could be made for higher quality work performance in the future. This paper is a compilation of survey results.


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