A lot of people write to me asking for advice on how to break into the ID field or where to go get themselves a fancy graduate ID degree.
As a non-formally schooled ID, I can’t really help with this last question other than some vague direction. (For part one of the question – well…I’ll come back to that another day).
So – to those of you who do have a degree or a certificate would you be willing to tell us your story?
What school? Was it online? Why did you choose it? What did you learn? Did it help you get a job? How much did it cost? Was it worth it? Would you do it again?
Share your thoughts in the comments – or write your own blog post and share the link in the comments. Feel free to post anonymously if you’d rather. Professor input on your own programs welcome.
I just ask for honest input – no commercials or evil program bashing!
The community thanks you in advance…
Who has an ID degree?
If you’re curious, be sure to check out the results of the informal, non-scientific survey I’ve been running on this blog for the last couple of years: Instructional Designers: Do You Have a Degree in ID?
The current stats (with 435 responses) show that 37% of practicing instructional designers have an advanced degree in the field. You can view the latest results here (I think that link works – but it’s possible you need to be me to log in) or take the survey if you haven’t already.
Christy Tucker has a great series on her blog: Instructional Design Careers