Rethinking Learning Design for the 21st Century

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DevLearn 2012 Conference & Expo - November 1, 2012

Lance Dublin

CEO & Chief Solution Architect
Dublin Consulting

Learning designers are trying to use 20th century learning design methodologies and approaches to solve 21st century problems. Organizations are dealing with a unique set of challenges in today's 24/7/365, global, mobile world. And yet they also have even greater opportunities for innovation. Learning designers need approaches and methodologies better suited for the world of today and tomorrow. By applying their own experiences and knowledge they have valuable contributions to make in developing them. It's time to re-think the very principles of learning design to solve these problems while also taking advantage of these new opportunities. Learning designers now have at their disposal an "alphabet soup" of learning and business methodologies - ADDIE, HPT, BP, Six Sigma, LEAN, AGILE - and an expanding toolkit of formal, informal, social, virtual, and mobile technologies and approaches.

Participants in this session will develop a deeper understanding of 21st century organizational challenges. With that as the context, you will examine these approaches to identify their strengths and weaknesses when applied to learning design. Then, together, we will define a new set of principles for learning design in the 21st century.

In this session, you will learn:

  • The 21st century organizational challenges - and opportunities!
  • Six methodologies and how they impact learning design
  • The range of 21st century learning technologies and approaches
  • The eight principles of new learning design

Audience:
Intermediate designers, developers, and managers.

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