#myIDstory Favorites

Posted: May 21, 2014

Over the past week we’ve asked you to share your instructional design stories with us using the hashtag #myIDstory. To help get you started we posed the following questions:

  • What led you to become an instructional designer (ID)?
  • Did you start your career as an ID?
  • If you could tell yourself before you began your career what you know now — what would you say?

We’ve had so much fun reading your posts, learning more about our favorite instructional designers, and discovering how others have “fallen” into this sometimes accidental (but incredibly rewarding) field. Thank you to everyone who participated and shared their honest, hilarious, and very entertaining tales. Here are a few of our favorites…

Blog Posts

Jackie Van Nice

If you love E-Learning Goodness, laughing out loud, and survival tactics — you’ll love reading Jackie’s #myIDstory.

Business Critical Learning

David shares with us his “Cosmo-Kramer like backward fall into instructional design.”

Learning Freelance

Hadiya followed suit after reading Jackie’s lovely story and shared with us why she chose to specialize in instructional design.


Facebook Posts

Our dear friend and fellow ttcInnovator — Tim Elliot — shares how he “fell” into his current position and became part of the ttc team. Read his #myIDstory on our Facebook page.



  • Keep learning, keep seeking, and keep everything! — Cynthia Brendza
  • Trust in your [instructional design] abilities and let those abilities speak for themselves. — Ashley Chiasson
  • I love helping people learn, and I’ve never been bored with this career. — Margie Meacham
  • I knew from my first [ID] course I found the thing I could be happy doing for the rest of my life. — Cindy Lyons
  • I fell into Instructional Design out of a desire to make things better! — Janine Anderson


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