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Explaining What Instructional Designers Do

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

“So, what do you do?” 

This question is part of many casual conversations and small talk when meeting new people. Inevitably when I tell people I’m an instructional designer I get a look of curiosity (or confusion) from the other person, followed by an interest in knowing more. 

In truth, it’s not a simple question to answer because instructional design is not easy to describe. Sometimes I tell people I design curriculum, and then they want to know for what grad

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