The role of the instructional designer is changing. Instead of developing learning materials, learning specialists are guiding, coaching, and supporting teams of subject-matter experts through the instructional design process. Instead of working on one or two projects, the typical learning specialist is now able to manage several project teams. High levels of employee and SME comfort with cutting-edge computer and network technologies – such as mobile technology, cloud computing, geo-coded data like Google Earth, personalized websites such as Facebook and Linked-In, semantic-aware applications, smart objects, and Web 2.0 technologies — also affect the way we can develop and implement learning solutions.

In this session, participants will learn how to use these technologies, as well as the rapidly growing number of user-friendly authoring tools, to enable subject-matter experts to develop and deliver quality, effective learning solutions. You’ll also learn how the use of Web conferencing tools and information-mapping environments enable project teams to work well across geographical and time boundaries.

In this session, you will learn:

  • The effect of today’s changing workforce on instructional design
  • How the evolution of traditional instructional design practices evolved into SME-driven authoring
  • The inter-dependence between instructional design and instructional technology
  • The core competencies required for the development of quality, effective blended learning offerings

Audience: Intermediate-to-advanced participants with at least one year or more experience in developing learning materials.