Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities for Instructional Designers and Educational Technologists
About This Research Project
We are exploring competencies needed on the job for professionals working as an instructional designer, educational technologist, technology integration coach/specialist, or related roles.
Mixed methods exploratory research
- Roles of instructional designers and educational technologists across settings
- Lifelong learning among instructional designers and educational technologies
- Competencies of instructional designers and educational technologists across settings
Key Presentations and Publications
Exter, M. & Ashby, I. (2020). Lifelong Learning by Design: Heutagogy and Learning Design and Technology Professionals. [Manuscript submitted for publication]
Exter, M., Ashby, I., & Cuesta, C. (2020). Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes for Instructional Designers and Educational Technologists. Presented at the 2020 Virtual AECT Conference.
Huang, W., Ashby, I., & Exter, M. (2020). “What is an Instructional Designer?” View through the Lens of Technology Used. Presented at the 2020 Virtual AECT Conference.
Exter, M., & Ashby, I. (2019). Lifelong learning by design in learning design and technology. 2019 AERA, April 5-9, 2019, Toronto Canada
Ashby, I., & Exter, M. (2018). Keeping up-to-date: Lifelong learning practices of instructional designers and educational technologists. 2018 AECT International Conference (Kansas City, MS)
Exter, M., Krause, T., Randolph, A., & Ashby, I. (2016). What’s the Gap? Exploring Professionals’ Beliefs on KSAs Needed on-the-job & Coverage in ID Programs. 2016 International AECT Conference (Las Vegas, NV)