Instructional designers and instructional technologists are often confused, but the titles aren’t interchangeable,” says Sue Ann Husted, who has held both positions at various institutions during her 24-year career.

Now an instructional design and technology consultant at Ball State University, she explains the difference between instructional design and instructional technology this way: An instructional designer helps faculty work through pedagogical online learning difficulties, while an instructional technologist teaches faculty to use the technology that fuels online education.

Faculty members at Anderson University School of Theology partner with an instructional designer to create and implement online courses. Read more about their experience in “Instructional design: The next big thing,” an article in the Spring 2018 of In Trust.