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[SOLUTIONS] Instructional Design: Learning Meets Technology LEARNING SOLUTIONS ARE OFTEN AN INTEGRATED COMBINATION C OF MULTIPLE LEARNING MULTIPL TOOLS TO B Y M A R K B O W E R n today’s rapid changing business rapidly environment, new products and processes are introduced at an accelerating rate and businesses know a they must maintain a skilled and maint knowledgeable workforce to remain wo competitive. Businesses have transitioned Busine from a predominate classroom oriented predominately learning environment to an environment environme where technology-based learning is the technologystandard. In this transition, visionary and pragmatic instructional design has ins been the key element in identifying el and implementing technologyimplem based learning to support lear business goals. go T d Today, a typical instructional designer’s job description might i li i ld i ’ j bd i i i h read: “Utilize advanced learning development software to create learning interventions in written, audio, video, instructor-led and other formats. Deploy these to workers on a company-wide basis utilizing physical classrooms, virtual classrooms, the Internet and the company intranet. In addition, utilize wikis, online communities, blogs, informal as well as formal learning to achieve company business objectives.” I suspect this is a very different job description than would have existed five years ago and a key difference for today’s instructional designer is the availability of multiple learning technologies. With this wide variety of learning development and delivery tools, the options for learning interventions grows in number and xed sophistication sophistication. No longer is there a fixe and predictable way to ed e a design as well as deliver learning. Learning solutions are often an Learn learning integrated combination of multiple learni tools. Instructional deidentify signers have the vision to effectively identi and utilize technologies in innovative ways t maximize th i to i i ti i i the impact of both learning content and delivery. The integration of learning and technology is not new. Historically, learning professionals have effectively utilized new technologies in learning. Here are some examples: • 1900s - photographs used as instructional media • 1920s - introduction of training films • 1920s - learning broadcast over television • 1930s - learning broadcast over radio • 1940s - audiovisual used in learning • 1960s - learning deployed on computers 29 I Training Industry Quarterly, Fall 2011 / A Training Industry, Inc. ezine /

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Training Industry Quarterly - Fall 2011

Training Industry Quarterly - Fall 2011
From Where I Sit: Back to the Basics
Table of Contents
Ad Index
The Learning GPS
Work that Stretches: The Best Teacher
The Promise and Peril of Social Enterprise
Technical Training: How is it Different?
Companies Press 'Play' on Training Games
Redefining the 'e' in e-Learning
Essential Components for Effectively Training a Global Workforce
Five m-Learning Considerations for Your Talent Management Strategy
Instructional Design: Learning Meets Technology
Improving Training: Thinking Like a Game Developer
Casebook: Pfizer: Moving Product Sales Training Online
Why is Mobile Learning Not More Popular?
Tweet Suite
Company News
Closing Arguments: The Three T's

Training Industry Quarterly - Fall 2011