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Lies About Learning by Larry Israelite

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Lies About the Design of Learning

Melinda Jackson

Is instructional design dead? That was the question posed to the small group of professionals gathered in a think-tank setting to talk about ways to improve organizational learning and human performance. Chief learning officers, human resources directors, training managers, e-learning vendors, and professional consultants sat closely in a semicircle, an intimate arrangement for exchanging professional advice and sharing lessons learned.

As soon as the question was asked, I began to rise from my seat for an impassioned reply defending instructional design (ID). “Um, uh, wait, what the…?” were ...

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