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Learning Technology – more learning or more technology?

June 7, 2011

4 weeks left on my 3 and half year weekendless MA and naturally I’m getting busy looking for jobs.  I can’t say I’m feeling too encouraged.  There are lots of jobs out there with titles like Instructional Designer, E-learning Product Manager, E-learning Development Consultant and varying combinations of the same words.  While some of them demand a bit of line managing or finance or programming, all of them seem to want a person to consult with stakeholders and help them decide what they want by advising on the educational potential of the technologies available.  So I think – great!  I’ll apply for this one… and then I scroll down to the person specification and they want degrees in IT.  As I don’t have a degree in IT, I don’t apply but as I’m about to have an MA in Online and Distance Education, I think I should.  Am I alone in thinking the balance is a little off?  What do you think?

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  1. Gabriele Burian permalink
    June 8, 2011 7:06 am

    Hi Deirdre, I would definitely apply for the roles you outline, unless it’s clear that the job has a deeply technical component that you are not confident in. But beware, I’m coming from my own corporate perspective and have no HE recruitment/employment experience. good luck, Gabriele

  2. June 8, 2011 6:02 pm

    where job hunting and coursework on presentations combine… http://www.ted.com/talks/view/lang/eng//id/70

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