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5 Characteristics of Excellent Instructional Designers

This presentation walks through the 5 characteristics of an excellent instructional designer. These include 1) belief in impact, 2) proactive, 3) positive attitude, 4) discerning focus, and 5) emotional intelligence.

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5 Characteristics of Excellent Instructional Designers

  1. 1. 5Characteristicsof EXCELLENT InstructionalDesigners
  2. 2. What are characteristics of excellent instructional designers?
  3. 3. belief in impact 5Characteristicsof ExcellentinstructionalDesigners proactive positive attitude discerning focus emotional intelligence
  4. 4. BELIEFINIMPACT positive attitude discerning focusproactivebelief in impact emotional intelligence
  5. 5. positive attitude discerning focusproactivebelief in impact emotional intelligence Excellent designers believe in their own power to act & have an impact.
  6. 6. positive attitude discerning focusproactivebelief in impact emotional intelligence Without this belief, designers allow their perceived constraints to control & limit their design.
  7. 7. PROACTIVE positive attitude discerning focusproactivebelief in impact emotional intelligence
  8. 8. positive attitude discerning focusproactivebelief in impact emotional intelligence Excellent instructional designers are proactive.
  9. 9. positive attitude discerning focusproactivebelief in impact emotional intelligence They take full responsibility for their design & work towards the ideal.
  10. 10. positive attitude discerning focusproactivebelief in impact emotional intelligence Designers who aren't proactive are controlled by their environment & tend to "blame" others.
  11. 11. POSITIVEATTITUDE positive attitude discerning focusproactivebelief in impact emotional intelligence
  12. 12. positive attitude discerning focusproactivebelief in impact emotional intelligence Excellent instructional designers have a positive attitude.
  13. 13. positive attitude discerning focusproactivebelief in impact emotional intelligence They believe improvement is possible & that they can facilitate that improvement.
  14. 14. positive attitude discerning focusproactivebelief in impact emotional intelligence A positive attitude is the key element to creativity.
  15. 15. positive attitude discerning focusproactivebelief in impact emotional intelligence Without a positive attitude, designers can deteriorate into negative, ineffective box-checkers.
  16. 16. DISCERNING FOCUS positive attitude discerning focusproactivebelief in impact emotional intelligence
  17. 17. positive attitude discerning focusproactivebelief in impact emotional intelligence Excellent instructional designers are aware of what they can & cannot change.
  18. 18. positive attitude discerning focusproactivebelief in impact emotional intelligence This awareness allows designers to focus their energy on what they can truly improve.
  19. 19. positive attitude discerning focusproactivebelief in impact emotional intelligence They do what they can with the available resources.
  20. 20. positive attitude discerning focusproactivebelief in impact emotional intelligence Without this awareness, designers waste time & energy focusing on items they can't control.
  21. 21. EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE positive attitude discerning focusproactivebelief in impact emotional intelligence
  22. 22. positive attitude discerning focusproactivebelief in impact emotional intelligence Excellent instructional designers work effectively with people.
  23. 23. positive attitude discerning focusproactivebelief in impact emotional intelligence They are aware of their own emotions.
  24. 24. positive attitude discerning focusproactivebelief in impact emotional intelligence They are aware of the emotions and dispositions of those they work with.
  25. 25. positive attitude discerning focusproactivebelief in impact emotional intelligence Without EI, designers can't work effectively with others & fall short of their potential.
  26. 26. belief in impact 5Characteristicsof ExcellentinstructionalDesigners proactive positive attitude discerning focus emotional intelligence
  27. 27. Reflect How would you rate yourself in each of these characteristics? Which characteristics do you need to develop further? How might you become a more excellent designer by adapting these characteristics? What other characteristics might you add to this list?
  28. 28. Network @i4_FranklinU Blog Website Presented by Franklin University. Based on the blog post by Dr. Joel Gardner Credits

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