I was also honored to present the first session of the day over eLearning trends and tools at the 2009 State of Texas DIR E-Learning Forum. For those who missed the presentation or would just like to see it again, I've added it here. I must give credit to Dr. Mark David Milliron for the trends table I saw in one of his own presentations as well as inspiration for structuring the presentation. Be sure to visit SlideShare directly to see my notes and sources.
As the field of instructional design continues to grow and encompass online course development, speed of development can sometimes overshadow proven processes. Scanning the field of available tools can provide much by way of technology and software, but little in terms of theory and practice. How can instructional designers better design online learning? Is there a quick way to align objectives with content and activities?