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Alicen Hoy EDTECH 503 ID Job Posting Part 1: Synthesis Job Summary : Come and join our team!

Homemaker Goods is looking for bright and energetic people to help create programs to instruct our sales representatives not only on the products that they are selling but also on effective selling techniques through effective and hands-on experiences. Homemaker Goods is a new company that is focused on bringing appliances and products directly to every home that helps aide the average family with mundane tasks that need to occur throughout the day. If hired, you will be responsible for:
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Organizing and implementing seminars in order to train sales representatives on products and effective selling techniques Create guides for sales representatives to use after training Collaboration with other design team members Provide guidance and direction to sales representatives outside of seminars that you organize (if needed) Analyze data collection of the progress of the program and sales Having a full knowledge of the products that will be sold through the company Masters degree in instructional design (with plans to continue education either through graduate classes or seminars/trainings) Minimum of 3 years experience in business Verbal and written communication skills Ability to work with others/collaboration Expertise in Microsoft Office programs Knowledge of how to use technology based programs such as, but not limited to, Moodle and Blackboard Creative and innovative ideas on how to instruct sales representatives Understanding of goals and expectations of the company Ability to analyze sales reports and surveys to interpret the largest areas of growth needed for sales representatives and create training based off of the analysis Knowledge and understanding of theories behind instructional design with specific focus on the ADDIE model First-hand knowledge and use of Homemaker Goods products Business experience in the sales division

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Part II: Reflection While teachers are responsible for completing instructional design in their classrooms, there are some requirements that teachers are expected to do that instructional designers are not and vise versa. Required curriculum is a huge part of teaching and teachers are required not just to design how to instruct the content but they are directly responsible for the creation, implementation, and analyzing those activities. Teachers are responsible for

communicating outside the classroom with other teachers, parents, guidance counselors, and other school staff about the progress of students. Probably the least enjoyable part of teaching is being responsible for overseeing the behavior of a student and ensuring that they follow school and classroom expectations. Unlike teachers, instructional designers are expected to have a full working knowledge and understanding of many different types of computer programs (anything from Word to using/designing with Moodle). While instructional designers are expected to have a vast knowledge about the different theories behind instructional design (such as ADDIE and others), teachers training is not focused on those such theories. Instructional designers are also responsible for designing programs, not necessarily creating instructional programs as well. Many designers turn that responsibility over to someone who has expertise in the creation part of instruction. Out of all of these expectations of both teachers and instructional designers, the three major differences are instructional designers main job is to take the ideas behind learning and implement them into some type of material or activities. While teachers need to keep that in mind, their main goal is to take content and turn it into interesting material and activities for learners. Another major difference is creating the end product. Most instructional designers are responsible for the design not the end product. Teachers however are responsible for the entirety. The last major difference is instructional designers (because of the times) need to have a full understanding and knowledge of various computer programs to help with design and analysis. While that is encouraged in teachers, that is not yet required. However, with technology becoming a larger part of our world, it might be a requirement soon! As I look and reflect more on my own experiences, I see more and more responsibility of teachers to become not only teachers but instructional designers as well. With so much pressure on schools to excel, pass national tests, and have as many students as possible taking AP classes, districts are putting more pressure on teachers to think more about the instructional design part of education. In conferences as well as meetings that I have attended, there is a focus on analyzing the student before designing and implementing the curriculum. In my district, we are given many tools to see analysis of how students are progressing on state tests and meeting state and national standards of reading, writing, and math. We are encouraged to look at the data often and plan curriculum activities around that data.

Part 3: Job Posting URLs

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