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.
- 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
What other questions do you have on tech? Join our Facebook group, Freedom Through Remote Instructional Design and eLearning Development, and let’s discuss!
Resources and Links Mentioned:
Sign up for the Applied Instructional Design Academy
Listen to Software Programs You Need to Learn to Get an ID Job
Listen to Full-Time vs. Contract Instructional Design Work
Connect with Jill:
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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