Why Instructional Systems Technology (IST)?

What is Instructional Technology?

AECT defines educational technology as “"the study and ethical practice of facilitating learning and improving performance by creating, using and managing appropriate technological processes and resources."(AECT, 2008)

To read more about the field, click on this link to Reiser’s article on “What field did you say you were in?” Click here

What type of jobs do you get with this degree?

Instructional Systems Technology prepares professionals to work on instructional design and technology positions in Education (K-12 and higher education), Corporate, Government, and Military.

Some of the positions that you might be eligible to work for are:

K-12 Education

Higher Education

Corporate

Government

Military

Technology Specialist

 Instructional Technology Coordinator

 Media Specialist

 Computer Resource Teacher

Technology Director

Technology Facilitator

Technology Coach

 

 

Instructional Designer/Developer

Instructional Technologist Coordinator of Academic Technologies

Educational Media Specialist

Distance Education Specialist

 Academic Support and Distance Education Coordinator

 Learning Management Specialist

 Instructional Technology Coordinator

 Faculty Support Specialist

 

Instructional Designer/Developer

Instructional Technologist

Training and Development Specialist

Elearning Specialist

Human Resource Consultant

Corporate Trainer

Content Developer

Project Manager

Evaluator

Instructional Design Consultant

Instructional Designer/Developer

Instructional Technologist

Training and Development Specialist

Human Resource Consultant

Corporate Trainer

Content Developer

Project Manager

Evaluator

Instructional Designer/Developer

Instructional Technologist

Training and Development Specialist

Elearning Specialist

Corporate Trainer

Content Developer

Project Manager

Evaluator

 

Click here to read more about the roles of the instructional technologist.

What does an instructional designer actually do?