Top
1.800.628.2783
1.800.628.2783
Insights
Q&A: Makings of a Master Instructional Designer
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Advertisement

CareerPath_thumbnail.png

With the launch of Master Instructional Designer™ at ATD 2014, we've received more than a few questions from practitioners wondering whether the program is right for them. I had a Q&A session with my colleague Shana Campbell with ATD Education to answer some of these questions. Take a look below, and determine whether Master Instructional Designer™ is the right move for your career.

Q: What made ATD decide to make  the next installment in the Master series?

A: Instructional design was a natural transition from stand-up training and delivery, and also a great stepping stone for those wanting more after completing the Designing Learning Certificate Program.

Q: What’s the difference between MISD and a certificate program or CPLP?

Advertisement

A: While Master Instructional Designer™ is a  certificate program, it is also a well-rounded, assessment-based program to help participants demonstrate mastery in the Instructional Design Area of Expertise. Participants must complete a knowledge assessment and learning work project, in addition to an elective program on their way to earning the designation. A general certificate program offers an opportunity to gain the knowledge on a specific topic; however, there isn’t a requirement to demonstrate application on the subject.  Lastly, CPLP is a certification that requires successful completion of a knowledge exam and work product.  Once the certification is earned, you must complete continuing education units and re-certify every three years.

Q: Is there an ideal place in my career track where Master Instructional Designer™ would make a good fit with my needs?

A: Absolutely. The Master Instructional Designer™ program is best suited for designers with three or more years of experience in course development. It is also a natural progression for those individuals who have completed the Designing Learning Certificate program. 

Q: How else do I know if Master Instructional Designer™ is right for me?

A: If you are an instructional designer and fundamentally sound in course development, this course will help you get beyond the basics, to creating more engaging and effective learning solutions.


About the Author
Be the first to comment
Sign In to Post a Comment
Sorry! Something went wrong on our end. Please try again later.