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April 11, 2023

Questions to Ask When Considering an Instructional Design Academy

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Jumpstart Your Instructional Design Career
Questions to Ask When Considering an Instructional Design Academy
Show Notes

Here’s what to expect from this episode:  

Are you thinking about joining an instructional design academy? Instructional design programs will help you develop the practical skills needed to build your portfolio and stand out in the industry. But with multiple academies to choose from, how do you know which one, if any, is best for you?

In this episode, I’m sharing the questions to consider when choosing an instructional design academy. I’ll review the pros and cons of joining an academy and how to find the right program for your learning style and goals so you can succeed in your career.

Topics covered:

  • What an ID academy is and how to decide if it’s right for you
  • What to know about the creator’s background and involvement in the program
  • The importance of resonating and connecting with the creator
  • Understanding what support is available, the curriculum, and costs
  • The problem with guaranteed results
  • The Applied Instructional Design Academy

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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.

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