About 27% of instructional designers have an advanced degree in ID. And 73% of us don't.
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Only 11% of instructional designers without an ID degree have reported that they were denied work due to the lack thereof.
As reported earlier, there continues to be a wide range of backgrounds for IDers, mostly in the liberal arts.
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I have questions:
- Is this a good representation of the field in general?
- Are more people getting advanced degrees in ID these days or fewer?
- Is there a difference between these percentages in the corporate and academic sectors? One commenter said there is more pressure at academic institutions to have at least a Master's.
I'm one of the unfortunate ones with a actual honest to goodness Masters Degree in EdTech. The degree opens many doors but that's about it. Nothing I learned is actually applied today.He goes on to say that current ISD programs are more like history programs.
What's your take?
If you do have an advanced degree in instructional design, what difference has it made to you? Do you agree with Brent?
- Did it open doors?
- Do you know more?
- Do you make more money? (One could look at the eLearning Guild's recent salary reports for the US and Canada to dig down into the money part of it
- Do you produce better work?