e-Learning companies such as TCS, TIS, Accenture, and many more approach universities with specific job requirements for an instructional designer (ID).
They seek for people skilled in instructional design theories and models who are able to develop different training products, such as training materials, web-based trainings, job-aids, etc. They also look for skills required for developing material for online learning courses, blended courses (which is a combination of training programme and online course). They look for confident people who can liaise with foreign clients. Many universities and institutions are offering Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), which are designed by instructional designers with the help of subject experts.
A master’s degree programme that equips you with the necessary skills is MA in Educational Technology (MA ET) offered by Department of Educational Technology, SNDT Women’s University. With 100% placement guarantee and a promise of rewarding career, this programme offers students the flavour of the e-learning industry by pursuing internship for two months, with a stipend of about Rs. 12,000 per month. Much before they complete with the programme, they get absorbed in the above mentioned companies with a lucrative salary package ranging from Rs. 2.5 to3 lakh pa. For admission to the programme, you could be a graduate of any faculty with minimum 50% marks. Visit http://det.sndt.ac.in/ma-et.htm for more details or apply online at sndt.digitaluniversity.ac