Chapter TwentyPredicting the Future of Learning and Instructional Design

Throughout this book, we cover both the foundational and advanced skills and knowledge associated with becoming an effective instructional design practitioner today. But what about tomorrow and into the future? Numerous big-picture macro trends—such as globalization, demographic changes, economic, geopolitical, and technological advances—influence numerous dimensions and dynamics of culture, organizations, and life as we know it. In this final chapter we discuss the implications of such influences on learning, performance, and instructional design in organizations. We introduce a variety of innovations, emerging practices, and issues important to the future. Knowledge ...

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