I am moderating a panel discussion at an Instructional Design and eLearning MeetUp on ‘learning trends and technologies’ on Tuesday 5 September 2017. I’m working on some questions for the panel and invite you to leave your thoughts and suggestions in comments on this post or message me on Twitter or LinkedIn.
The panellists are:
- Jacinta Penn – Director/Instructional Designer at Workbright (NZ)
- Michelle Ryan – Head of Learning Design at DeakinCo
- Denise Myerson – CEO of The Focus Learning Group
- Lorraine Farah – Relationship & Learning Delivery Executive at IBM
The panel is being held on the eve of LearnX in Sydney, and over 100 people have signed up to attend.
My draft list of questions is:
1. Tell us about one project or initiative you are currently working on in the design or technology front.
2. How do you think learning design has changed in recent years and what are your thoughts on the impact of this change?
3. What do you see as the most significant developments currently underway in learning technologies and why is it significant?
4. What are the most important skills a Learning and Development professional needs today and why? (Alternately this question could ask about skills needed in an L&D function rather than a specific individual.)
5. What is one thing you have done which has had a significant impact on your career in L&D? (Could substitute ‘work’ for ‘career.’)
As this is an all-female panel (and has been dubbed ‘Leading Ladies’ by the Meetup host, David Swaddle) I’m toying with the idea of including a gender-focussed question. My question would be either about encouraging girls in Science, Technology, Education and Math (STEM) – which has a link to the panel topic. I’m not sure if it would be seen as irrelevant or annoying to some attendees. I will probably let the panellists decide whether to do this.