Anuj Kapoor, Instructional Designer, Delhi
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I’m Anuj Kapoor, an Instructional Designer with over a decade of experience in Instructional Design and learning domain in Delhi-NCR, India. I am a Senior Instructional Design by profession but passionate about designing and developing learning curriculum for any industry. Having completed my graduation in Science (Bachelor of Science or BSC) in 1999 and a diploma in computers (NIIT) in 2003, it wasn’t late when I found myself into the world of learning industry.
So, how did I become an Instructional Designer?
Initially, I desired to become a software developer after completing my diploma in computers as I was really fascinated with the world of computers and programming. I was so excited when I created my first “Hello World” application in Visual Basic while doing my diploma in computers at NIIT.
I even found myself switching between different career options from Technical Writer to course developer or even a Knowledge Manager. Yes, I have an ability to perform multiple tasks and handle multiple roles and responsibilities. But, it was only in 2005 when I decided to focus myself into one career option and it was then when I persued a certificate course in Instructional Design (CCID from Symbiosis Center of Distance Learning or SCDL). I was really amazed at how much I enjoyed the behind-the-scenes teaching when I entered the world of “Instructional Design”.
Instructional Design, err, what??
Yes, Yes, this is the feedback I used to get initially or even now by some people when I tell them what I really do to earn my living.
“So, you develop training manuals, isn’t it?”, some people ask me this question 100 times.
One thing that I really like about Instructional Design is that I am constantly learning and I get to wear so many thinking hats at a point of time. At one point, I am interacting with the customer to understand the business requirements and on the other I am also working as a Designer who try to visualize the storyboard. On the other hand, I am also a project manager trying to manage all the things and collaborate effectively among the team.
But, what really, I do as an ID? To answer this question, I simply design and develop learning experiences. Now, why specify “learning experiences”? Well, if we are just dumping the content into the PowerPoint slides then why we would need an ID?
So, as an ID, I help in making the learning more engaging as I have the required skills to understand how people learn and help them to learn them better by using engaging learning activities.
Any personal life?
Yes, indeed. I am married and have a son who is 5 years old and I would love to play soccer and badminton with him when I am not working or during the weekends. I also love to read bed time stories with him as this helps me enhance my creativity. In addition, I like to travel with my family to different places during our summer vacation. Last, we visited Mussoorie in Uttarakhand in May 2017.
So you’re still reading this? WOW!!, that sounds great. You must be really interested! Feel free to email me any questions or thoughts that you may have.
Thanks for stopping by and reading. It’s very much appreciated and I look forward to connecting with you.