How institutions can stay competitive when considering future instructional design trends: Editorial


With the field of instructional design constantly evolving, Joseph Evanick touches on some of the recent technological developments and potential future trends impacting the field. Evanick predicts that trends in gamification, personalized instruction, and microlearning will continue to become increasingly popular due to the opportunities to increase learner engagement and provide more control over the learning experience. The author also predicts that leaders will need to be able to offer remote work opportunities while ensuring a strong campus culture in order to employ the strongest instructional design talent. Leaders will also need to foster relationships between instructional design staff and faculty to ensure high-quality educational offerings and support the design of authentic learning activities that may draw on but cannot be fraudulently completed by AI technologies.