Mission-Driven Instructional Design with Rachel Anderson

Is it important to you that you use your instructional design skills to make a difference in the world?

Even if you’re an experienced ID or eLearning developer, you might not always feel a deep sense of purpose in your work.

If that seems to be the case, you may have thought about working for mission-driven organizations with a cause you can support.

In this Q&A session, we talk with Rachel Anderson about her journey supporting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and it is nothing short of inspiring.

Follow along as she shares her experience with mission-driven instructional design work, as well as the ID process she uses to make a real impact on her team and at her organization.

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0:00 Introduction
1:45 What is your role and organization’s mission?
4:17 When did you decide on freelance instead of full-time work?
6:09 Do you feel like you’re making an impact?
9:37 Do you do work on self-paced eLearning?
11:46 What is your ID process?
15:31 How did you start using action mapping?
18:40 Any pushback in implementing action mapping?
22:58 Do you have the opportunity to be creative in your work?
31:00 What is next for you?
34:12 How does income differ between nonprofit and for-profit ID roles?
37:07 Pace and variety of projects in the nonprofit sector?
41:47 What are some examples of recent training you’ve made?
43:49 How does experiential learning compare to eLearning?
45:43 Do you suggest asking employers about action mapping?
50:01 Where do you get your source info?
52:53 How does action mapping compare to backwards design?
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