Career benefits of being a trainer

Here is a decent article from mashable describing some of benefits to being a trainer. What they forget to mention is that in order to be a trainer you need a Master’s in Instructional Design/Technology (or equivalent education – work experience does not count here). You don’t just become a trainer without extensive education on ADDIE and how to actually apply it. One of the reasons there is so much bad training out there is that we have people in the field who were just promoted to trainer without a formal education in training. This is also why I see so many people telling me they are replacing ADDIE (its because they do not understand it).

*I am taking the word trainer to mean instructional designer. A trainer that has an ISDer developing the content is would be ok (i.e., TTT).

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