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February 21, 2023

Do I Need to Buy a New Computer for ID Work?

Jumpstart Your Instructional Design Career
Jumpstart Your Instructional Design Career
Do I Need to Buy a New Computer for ID Work?
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Show Notes

Here’s what to expect from this episode:

Do you need to buy a new computer to learn the programs for corporate instructional design work? The short answer: no! But you do need to ensure your computer has the appropriate specs to set you up for success when you’re learning and beyond.

In this episode, I’m reviewing the computer requirements for corporate ID work. I’ll share what computer systems and specs you need while learning instructional design and eLearning development and what happens after you secure a job or contract. 

Topics covered:

  • What operating system is required for running Articulate Storyline and Rise 
  • The recommended specs for Windows and Mac computers, and my favorite brands 
  • Choosing a laptop vs. a desktop computer
  • What tech and programs are provided as an employee, W-2 contractor, and 10-99 contractor
  • Why you should have a second monitor
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Resources and Links Mentioned: 

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Listen to Software Programs You Need to Learn to Get an ID Job

Listen to Full-Time vs. Contract Instructional Design Work

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More about Jumpstart Your Instructional Design Career Podcast

Thinking about becoming an Instructional Designer (ID) but have no idea how to get started? Instructional Design is a field that is high in demand, very flexible, highly lucrative, and provides you with a great work-life balance (say bye to being overworked and underpaid)! 

Join Jill Davidian, 21-year corporate Instructional Design veteran and host of Jumpstart Your Instructional Design Career! Jill has worked in many different industries, including finance, health care, oil and gas, manufacturing, and even with the United Nations. She has helped over 500 new Instructional Designers launch their ID careers with corporate giants like Google and Amazon as well as smaller companies. 

Each week she brings real talk, advice and inspiration, and interviews to help budding IDs stand out from the crowd and get that first job. Whether you are trying to figure out if Instructional Design is right for you or you are ready to create a portfolio and rework your resume, you are in the right place to jumpstart your Instructional Design career

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Thinking about a career in Corporate Instructional Design but have no idea how to get started? Wondering if it’s right for you? Trying to figure out how to stand out from the crowd and actually land your ID job? If any of these questions were a “YES”, and you want to get the REAL DEAL from someone with 20 years of Corporate ID experience, check out and subscribe to our podcast below!

Meet the Host

Jill Davidian

Jill is a 20 year veteran in the Instructional Design space, working as an ID/eLearning Developer and hiring them. She is the founder of Learning Strategy and Design, a custom learning solutions firm that designs learning for corporate clients, and she has helped over 500 aspiring Instructional Designers stand out and transition into the field through her 9-month ID career development program, Applied Instructional Design Academy.

She has her ear to the ground on what hiring managers are looking for and her passion is helping YOU create FREEDOM through this field.

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