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Instructional designers in higher education
Research about the preparation and competencies of instructional designers in higher education has not been addressed. The purpose of this multiple case study was to explore individuals in this context by focusing on their employment and academic backgrounds, as well as their responsibilities, qualifications, and expectations as reported by their supervisors. This study sought to understand who the instructional designers in higher education are, and how they came to their roles in their institutions. An understanding of these instructional designers in higher education could lead to improved teaching and learning experiences for students in higher education. ^ Five themes emerged from the cases studied: flexibility; moral purpose; relationship building; time and project management; and ongoing professional development. ^ Instructional designers do more than design instructional experiences. They are informal leaders who have an immediate and profound effect on the future of higher education. Their role in distance education is redefining how we educate students, and is shaping distance education and, ultimately, the face of the institutions in which they work.^
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Moskal, Tami Marie, "Instructional designers in higher education" (2012). ETD collection for University of Nebraska - Lincoln. AAI3546879.