"I want to propose a simple heuristic. Count the number of academic librarians. Hire that many instructional designers."—Source: Inside Higher Ed
WHY THIS MATTERS:
Online, low-residency, and blended courses are proliferating at a rapid clip. Instructors would certainly benefit from more instructional design resources. While budgets are tight, but investing in instructional design will prove its RoI in new ways. This author makes a strong case.