708 Using Artificial Intelligence to Expand the Realm of Instructional Design
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Wednesday, March 27
Artificial intelligence is gradually taking over significant aspects of many people’s lives. From virtual assistants to self-driving cars, from chatbots to the Internet of Things, AI seems to be spreading its wings. The eLearning domain is no exception. In theory, today’s machines can create eLearning content with the help of artificial intelligence. What does this mean for eLearning professionals? If AI will create eLearning courses at the click of a button, what will instructional designers do? Will they be out of jobs? Such a fear is understandable, but this session will explore whether or not it is reasonable.
In this session, you will learn why the fear of artificial intelligence replacing humans in the learning workforce is unwarranted. eLearning professionals deal with content, context, and comprehension. Artificial intelligence can process the first and make some inferences about the second, but the last one remains firmly in the realm of human intelligence. The session will touch upon various examples in this regard. You will also learn why AI is not a threat but an opportunity for instructional designers to take care of more complex, creative, higher-level work that humans alone can do. You will also explore how the new-age organizational learning models could be designed so that AI complements human intelligence to produce the best results.
In this session, you will learn:
- How artificial intelligence is changing the new-age organizational learning experience and design
- How the proliferation of chatbots in the customer service industry did not make humans redundant, but quite the opposite
- How the modern instructional designer’s role has changed with the emergence of artificial intelligence in the learning ecosystem
- Why artificial intelligence is a good bet for facilitating the eLearning process but not for eLearning creation
- How to design a learning model where artificial and human intelligence complement each other and produce better output
Managers and senior leaders (directors, VP, CLO, executive, etc.)
Vice President, eLearning
Harbinger Interactive Learning
Poonam Jaypuriya, a vice president of eLearning at Harbinger Interactive Learning, is a seasoned eLearning professional with over 13 years of experience. She started her career as a programmer with device driver programming and moved on to take key responsibilities across a varied range of functions, from product design, engineering, and management to leading product marketing. Poonam currently heads the Harbinger Interactive Learning business operations along with sales planning and strategy. She is enthusiastic about new learning technologies and leads the thought leadership team at Harbinger.