Instructional designers are people who design and/or produce learning experiences. This is a somewhat esoteric career because most people have never heard of it. Instructional Designers can create an online learning program or write an instructor’s manual for classroom instruction.

They may concentrate on designing children's learning games, working for publishers of textbooks, or specialize in designing courses for the workplace. You can also get instructional design certificate online.

This article focuses on how to get started in a career designing or developing an eLearning program. It includes four different approaches that can be used in combination or separately to kickstart your career.

1. Build Your Foundation Of Knowledge

If you do not have a degree or certificate in Instructional Design (ID) or a related field, you will do best in the labor market if you spend some time learning. You will need a background in the theory of learning, understanding the principles of ID, and some technical knowledge to communicate with artists and programmers.

2. Networking Through Social Media

Twitter: Many things are happening in the world of social media that relate to careers in eLearning design. It's a great way to network, learn more about the field, and find a job ID.

LinkedIn: LinkedIn may be the most popular networking site to find a career position. People also use it to learn about the field to join the group and engage in discussion.

Facebook: Facebook has Group and Business Pages related to eLearning and Instructional Design. Find it and join it by clicking the Like button.

3. In-Person Networking

The ancient type of in-personal networking is also an effective way to start a career in instructional design. The Instructional Design and eLearning communities have several organizations that provide conferences or meetings on hold.