A comparison of the leadership behaviors of instructional designers in higher education and industry

  • Barry Willis


Instructional developers in industry and in higher education fill a number of leadership roles. Leadership is defined as the process of influencing the activities of an individual or group in an effort to accomplish situational goals. Though little research has been done, the literature suggests that the leadership behaviors of developers in higher education and in industry are quite different. Leadership behaviors of developers in these two settings were explored in terms of task and relationship behavior. The results indicate that differences in leadership may in fact exist, although not to the extent indicated in the literature.


High Education Leadership Behavior Instructional Development Relationship Behavior Task Behavior 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Barry Willis
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  1. 1.Instructional DevelopmentUniversity of Alaska Instructional Telecommunications ConsortiumAnchorage

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