Instructional Design and My Personal Future

The field of instructional design is an important one, with overlap into many different fields and concerning nearly every industry from education to business to health to industry to the military. Because of its wide-spread influence, it seems obvious it would have a measure of importance in almost every person’s career, but it is of significant importance to me and my future.

At this moment I am employed as and instructional design specialist. My ideology is rooted in the theories of instructional design and my daily practices is bounded by its principles.

My future plans are to obtain a Ph.D. in the field and join the rank of faculty. I hope to teach Instructional Design and Technology in a higher education setting. My thoughts are that through teaching, research, writing, and presentation, I can make a contribution to the field and perhaps impact the practice of other professionals. I am looking forward to the next few years as I make a further study of Instructional Design to see how the field develops, what changes, and what stays the same. I think it is going to be a great ride!

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