Transitioning into EdTech

The following is a collection of resources that have come my way, related to helping educators transition from being a teacher to being in educational technology.

Don't be lured into spending a lot of money learning a tool to build a portfolio. L&D is SO much more than just content development and you can get quickly stuck churning out courses. Teachers have so many more transferable skills to bring into corporate. I would encourage transitioning teachers to target skills like learning analytics, learning community management, and even marketing (MAAS Marketing has some valuable resources). Likewise, ask to be mentored by someone in corporate L&D. They can help steer you.

Forgot to also add: join the GLDC (Global Learning and Development Community) and their free Friday events! 

How to Transition to Ed Tech?

You can learn more about transitioning to education technology or instructional design with the resources below:


A lot of companies hire former educators. Below are some of the ones I know:

Learning Management Systems: They hire for positions for course design and development, customer success manager or learning community lead.

View Boston EdTech Foundation's job board.


Before the pandemic, academic organizations had an average of 900 tools. After the pandemic the number went up to 1,400. Being proficient in technology is vital in today's workforce.

Below is the list of tools you whould know if you want to work in the education techology or instructional design field and links to learn more about them.

eLearning Development

Learning Management Systems

Project Planning


Web Conferencing


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