My Dream Job: Online Professor & Instructional Designer
The NaBloPoMo writing prompt for today is to discuss what my “dream job” might be if I instantly had the qualifications and training to do so. I didn’t have to think too long about this; my current career and education path is what I want to do. If I could skip the remaining four years of time and expense, and instantly have my Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree in Educational Technology and E-Learning, I would be all set!
My dream job is a combination of teaching online at the university level, and instructional design/curriculum development. I have had some limited experience so far in related areas. I have been an online writing instructor for the Online Writing Lab (OWL) for Smarthinking; and I have worked and continue to work for various clients and companies in the areas of instructional design and curriculum development.
As a freelance writer, I enjoy instructional design and curriculum development because they allow me to hone specialized writing skills, as well as share my passion for lifelong learning. More universities now require doctorate degrees for their instructors and professors, particularly because of new accreditation stipulations.
I would really enjoy having that opportunity, teaching online to help adult learners and again, share my passion for lifelong learning, especially through e-learning methods. My Ed.D. degree would definitely give me more career possibilities, so yes – if I could some how bypass the remaining four years or so of my program and instantly have the qualifications – that would be great!
How about you? Do you have a dream job you would want to do if you could do it TODAY?
[Posted as part of NaBloPoMo--November theme: Blogging for Blogging's Sake].