Instructional Design Professionals Conference
Live Online: July 16-17, 2024 | On-Demand Through October 17, 2024

Plenary Sessions

Luke Hobson

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Luke Hobson, EdD is the senior instructional designer and program manager at MIT xPRO and a lecturer in the Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Miami’s School of Education and Human Development. He’s also the author of the book, What I Wish I Knew Before Becoming an Instructional Designer, the host of the Dr. Luke Hobson Podcast and YouTube Channel, and the Instructor for Instructional Design Institute. Dr. Hobson was named as one of the top learning influencers in 2022 and top e-learning experts in 2023.

July 16, 2024

Exploring the Impact of Generative AI on Instructional Design Practices

The advent of Generative AI has become a focal point in educational discourse, captivating the attention of educators and instructional designers alike, but how exactly do instructional designers use AI for designing and improving the learning experience? This plenary session will explore the practical applications of AI tools such as ChatGPT, Google Bard, and DALL-E in the realm of instructional design. Participants will engage with real-world examples to understand how these technologies can be harnessed to enhance learning experiences and cover concepts such as reimagining learning strategies, building your own GPT, applying Universal Design for Learning (UDL) perspectives, and designing interactive Chatbots.

Hadiya Nuriddin

Duets Learning

Hadiya Nuriddin, MA, MEd is the chief learning strategist, senior instructional designer, and elearning developer at Duets Learning. Nuriddin has taught workshops for the Association for Talent Development (ATD) Education since 2017. She is also the author of StoryTraining: Selecting and Shaping Stories That Connect, published by ATD Press in 2018, and Quality Management in Learning and Development, published by ATD Press in 2024. She has also won the Learning Guild’s Guild Master Award and the ATD Talent Development Outstanding Professional Award issued by the Association for Talent Development.

July 17. 2024

Crafting Connections: The Role of Storytelling in Effective Curriculum Development

The transformative role of storytelling in curriculum design is essential information for instructional designers in higher education. It highlights how narratives can significantly enhance student engagement and retention by activating cognitive and emotional centers. Understanding these dynamics empowers instructional designers to create educational experiences that are informative, resonant with students, and directly address the need for compelling content delivery in diverse academic settings. Participants will gain practical insights into the applications of narrative techniques and learn how to strategically integrate storytelling elements to foster a learning environment that is culturally inclusive and responsive to diverse student backgrounds. This approach enables curricula to effectively convey content, build connections among students, facilitate deeper understanding, and promote a comprehensive educational experience.