Getting Started/Trained in Instructional Design
I'm new to instructional design but have been interested in the area for many years now. I'm a teacher/trainer at the moment and am trying to build up a portfolio of work/learn skills to be able to develop my own courses online and sell and get work at least part-time as a ID in the near future, preferably freelance.
I have been doing lots of research about the industry and I'm at the beginning of what I intend to be my entry into the world of e-learning. I work as a teacher/trainer in the UK (face to face) almost full time so I'm developing these skills on the side.
I've looked into training and have found it a confusing picture, I considered a postgraduate certificate but have found the courses very theory heavy (and expensive!) and I'm keen to get practical, create a great portfolio and network and build this way.
I feel totally overwhelmed by how much I feel I need to learn so I wondered if anyone can anyone recommend any good online courses that might help give me more of a structure, or the order of what to learn first... I don't know where to start sometimes!