701 Trends in Instructional Technologies over the Past 15 Years

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Wednesday, February 14

Join this session for a retrospective view of how instructional technologies have changed over the last 15 years. We'll cover a broad range of developments: from the development of the LMS to the emergence of MOOCs; from the creation of xAPI to the advent of smartphones; and up to virtual reality, web-based training, augmented reality, and artificial intelligence. We'll examine how each of these has impacted learning and development and take away lessons that are universal across learning technologies.

In this session you will:

  • Discover common elements among technology across the years
  • Learn what to look out for when a new technology comes around
  • Anticipate how technology will impact learning in the future—based on discoveries of the past

Karl Kapp


Commonwealth University

Karl Kapp, EdD, is a professor of instructional technology at Commonwealth University in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania who teaches instructional game design, gamification, and online learning design. He keeps busy internationally consulting, training, coaching, and counseling established companies, academic institutions, and startups. He co-founded L&D Mentoring Academy, which helps midcareer learning professionals move to the next level. Karl has authored many books and created several LinkedIn Learning courses. In 2019, he received the ATD Distinguished Contribution to Talent Development Award. His YouTube series, "The Unauthorized, Unofficial History of Learning Game," is his current passion project.

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