Reflecting on Instructional Designer Competencies
George Mason’s Instructional Design and Technology program is built around standards defined by the International Board of Standards for Training, Performance and Instruction (IBSTPI). This is my self-assessment of competencies I have acquired towards proficiency as an Instructional Designer, as defined by the IBSTPI and based upon the course syllabi.
Key to Evaluation:
Info = Informational Knowledge: Knowledge learned by reading textbooks or listening to lectures and memorizing the material.
Prac = Practice Experience: Knowledge gained through doing things; based on real-life endeavors and tasks.
Comp = Full Competency: Having the ability to perform a specific role gained by a combination of practical and theoretical knowledge, cognitive skills, behavior and values.
Key to Competency/Performance Statements:
(E) = Essential
(A) = Advanced
(M) = Managerial
Competencies that are blank are those I do not have any knowledge in at present as based upon course syllabi. These competencies appear to be skills only obtainable through actual work experience in the Instructional Design field.
People think of education as something they can finish.Issac Asimov
Competency / Performance Statement
|Courses where you developed|
|Did you develop these competencies at work?|
|1. Communicate effectively in visual, oral and written form. (E)||EDIT 704, EDIT 705, EDIT 710, EDIT 590, EDIT 526-001, EDIT 575-DL1, EDIT 706, EDIT 732, EDIT 752|
|2. Apply research and theory to the discipline of instructional design. (A)||EDIT 704, EDIT 705, EDIT 710, EDIT 590, EDIT 752|
|3. Update and improve knowledge, skills, and attitudes pertaining to the instructional design process and related fields. (E)||EDIT 704, EDIT 575-DL1|
|4. Apply data collection and analysis skills in instructional design projects. (A)||EDIT 704, EDIT 590, EDIT 732|
|5. Identify and respond to ethical, legal, and political implications of design in the workplace. (E)||EDIT 704, EDIT 590, EDIT 526-001|
|PLANNING AND ANALYSIS|
|6. Conduct a needs assessment in order to recommend appropriate design solutions and strategies. (A)||EDIT 704, EDIT 710, EDIT 706, EDIT 732|
|7. Identify and describe target population and environmental characteristics. (E)||EDIT 704, EDIT 705, EDIT 526-001, EDIT 575-DL1, EDIT 732|
|8. Select and use analysis techniques for determining instructional content. (E)||EDIT 704, EDIT 705, EDIT 732|
|9. Analyze the characteristics of existing and emerging technologies and their potential use. (E)||EDIT 704, EDIT 705, EDIT 526-001, EDIT 575-DL1, EDIT 730, EDIT 732|
|DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT|
|10. Use an instructional design and development process appropriate for a given project. (E)||EDIT 704, EDIT 705, EDIT 575-DL1, EDIT 730, EDIT-752, EDIT 567-DL1|
|11. Organize instructional programs and/or products to be designed, developed, and evaluated. (E)||EDIT 704, EDIT 730, EDIT 752, EDIT 567-DL1|
|12. Design instructional interventions. (E)||EDIT 704, EDIT 730, EDIT 732|
|13. Plan non-instructional interventions. (A)||EDIT 705, EDIT 526-001|
|14. Select or modify existing instructional materials. (E)||EDIT 705, EDIT 567-DL1|
|15. Develop instructional materials. (E)||EDIT 705, EDIT 575-DL1, EDIT 526-001, EDIT 575-A01, EDIT 567-DL1|
|16. Design learning assessment. (A)||EDIT 705, EDIT 575-DL1|
|EVALUATION AND IMPLEMENTATION|
|17. Evaluate instructional and non-instructional interventions. (A)||EDIT 704, EDIT 705, EDIT 575-DL1, EDIT 752|
|18. Revise instructional and non-instructional solutions based on data. (E)||EDIT 752|
|19. Implement, disseminate, and diffuse instructional and non-instructional interventions. (A)||EDIT 567-DL1|
|20. Apply business skills to managing the instructional design function. (M)||EDIT 706|
|21. Manage partnerships and collaborative relationships. (M)||EDIT 706, EDIT 752|
|22. Plan and manage instructional design projects. (A)||EDIT 575-DL1, EDIT 706, EDIT 752|