2018 Instructional Design trends
How far have you come as an Instructional Designer? Far enough. How can you be sure of that? The number one reason it is safe to assume that instructional designers have come a long way is the unavoidable awareness about them. More and more organizations are seeking the professional services and consultations of these unsung heroes. Accreditation bodies are no longer showing mercy to training institutes and higher education organizations who have laurelled the ropes of an instructional designer, but do not possess a formal schooling of an ID. 2018 is definitely the year of the Instructional Designer! In this article, we bring to you the top trends instructional designers should be actively engaged in to develop.
The greater demand for these experts comes with the enormous popularity of the educational technology tools and trends. Learners and trainees have spoken. They have expressed their preferences and the need for superior quality media for learning – more than ever. Learners and trainees require deeper levels of engagement and interaction with the learning material. They are motivated to learn and perform better when learning is delivered through their preferred media and formats. Knowledgeable educators are no longer containing their knowledge within the confines of stand-alone Power Points. They are constantly in search of media that will convey their message. Instructional designers are quickly bridging the gap between learners and knowledge providers. Here are the top trends of 2018 that need the immediate attention of instructional designers: