Evolution of Learning Design to Support Innovation in Teaching and Learning

Thursday, November 02 | 2:40PM–3:30PM ET | Meeting Room 113C, 100 Level
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Interactive Presentation
This moderated panel will discuss the evolution of learning design and its impact on teaching and learning as well as higher education. Learning design has traditionally focused on implementing design models for a learning experience, with instructional designers involved in the development of online course materials. The shifting learning design landscape is more focused on key issues such as blended learning, learning spaces, faculty development, academic transformation, and working with emerging technology. The moderator will facilitate discussion on the evolution of this growing field, how learning design drives innovation, and the challenges facing this profession. The panelists are participants of a new instructional design mentorship program launched July 2017 offered jointly between ELI and Penn State.

Outcomes: Define how learning design has evolved and the impact on teaching and learning * Identify opportunities for your institution to engage creative thought around key issues * Contribute information from your experiences and institutions during the discussion


  • Kyle Bowen

    Deputy CIO, Arizona State University
  • Angie Dick

    Manager, Learning Design, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Laura March

    Manager: Instructional Design, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Brian Wilson

    Senior Instructional Designer, University of Nebraska - Lincoln