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Emergent Pathways for the Future of Instructional Design

, Broward College, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, United States

IJOPCD Volume 6, Number 1, ISSN 2155-6873 Publisher: IGI Global


This monogram aims at providing an overview of the entire field of instructional design, starting with a brief historical account of the field but focusing on current and promising trends for the future of instructional design based on advances in instructional technology and human-computer interaction capabilities. The discussion encompasses several parallel trending areas, such as adaptive learning, digital storytelling, gamification, simulation technologies, augmented reality, cybernetics, the xAPI standard, mobile and ubiquitous learning, as well as implications of these trends for the field from both the theoretical and practical point of view. Even though this discussion is by no means an exhaustive account of these trends, it is the aim of this monogram to provide a centralized literature review of multiple paths currently being carved in the field and a glimpse to a multiplicity of potential futures for all those involved in designing and delivering learning or effecting human behavior and performance change.


Roubides, P. (2016). Emergent Pathways for the Future of Instructional Design. International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design, 6(1), 42-59. IGI Global. Retrieved September 25, 2022 from .