Right before the final design for Learning 2011 went to press this morning, I decided to add a big session - actually a Town Hall at Lunch - on this provocative question: "Is Instructional Design Dead?"
With UserContent, Rapid Authoring, Collective Intelligence, Performance Support, Mobile Access and other innovations - some would make the case that "traditional" instructional design is not adequate or even necessary. Others, would strongly disagree - pointing to the need for high quality, well structured learning resources - now, more than ever!
So, we designed a Town Hall at Lunch - led by several CLO's with perspectives from both sides (and the middle) of this question - including Academic, Media, 30 Under 30 and Business points of view - on Tuesday of Learning 2011.
I will "seed" this discussion with a thought paper, pre-event global survey and a rapid "Stand and Argue" 5 minute element at our General Session on Sunday evening. My goal is to stir the pot, get juices going in all directions and create an active conversation about the current and future realities of Instructional Design.
Some of the topics we will discuss include:
- Does UserContent Challenge Instructional Design?
- Is the Role and Skill set of an Instructional Design Still Relevant?
- Will the Learner/User Become the Designer?
- Is SCOPE and SEQUENCE Still Relevant?
- What is the role of Social Collaboration in Design?
- What's An Alternative to Classical Instructional Design?
- ReSkilling for Instructional Designers?
You may agree, disagree, be in middle or just curious about this topic. Come join the debate about "Is Instructional Design Dead" at Learning 2011 in just 34 days.