THE DR. WILL SHOW – THE STATE OF ONLINE EDUCATION WITH DR. JESSICA FERNANDEZ

THE DR. WILL SHOW – THE STATE OF ONLINE EDUCATION WITH DR. JESSICA FERNANDEZ

Hello eLearning GEEKS! I was asked to talk about the state of online education by one of my respected colleagues, Dr. Will, who is the author of the blog IAmDrWill.com. Please feel free to visit his page and read more about him. You can also view the interview on his blog or you can watch below. I hope you enjoy it! What did you think about the interview? Do you have anything contribute to the conversation? Please share your thoughts and ideas directly in the comments. Yours Truly,     Jessica Fernandez,…

Emergency Planning for IDs

Emergency Planning for IDs

Recently after taking a leap of faith and taking an on a new role in a different institution, things did not go as expected. After trying to stick it out and not wanting to return to my old job I walked away with no job lined up. Risky? ABSOLUTELY! I quickly found myself with an outdated portfolio and outdated technology skills. I was an instructional designer and like many instructional designers know, you will master the skills that you use everyday. But you only use skills that fulfill the mission…

The Road to Becoming an Instructional Designer

The Road to Becoming an Instructional Designer

So you got that degree in instructional technology or instructional design. Congratulations! Now what?  I see questions on LinkedIn all the time asking how to get your first instructional designer (ID) job. Here are 5 things you can do right now to get that job! Determine Your Interests First you have to figure out what you would like to do with that degree. What interests you the most about instructional design? Here are some questions to consider: Are you interested in the technology side of instructional design? Do you want to…

Jackpot! My 1st ID Job!

Jackpot! My 1st ID Job!

Hello My Friends! This summer will be my four year anniversary as an instructional designer. It took six years after graduating with a M.Ed in Instructional Technology, to finally get offered my first instructional design (ID) position at a local state college. Thinking about the road taken, I realized that though I almost gave up hope of getting to that point, perseverance was and is the key to success. I also realized that all the various jobs I had worked in education gave me the experience I needed to be…