Does the title "instructional design" really speak to what we actually do?
That's the fundamental question fellow E-Learning Heroes community member (and learning thought leader) Connie Malamed posed recently. Connie suggested that "Learning Experience Designer" is a more modern, relevant, and meaningful title.
I decided to put Connie's suggestion up for debate in the E-Learning Heroes Community ("Does Instructional Design really need a new name?") and you all chimed in with some great perspectives and ideas.
While there was a roughly 50/50 split over the idea of calling ourselves something other than "instructional designers,' the one thing most everyone could agree on was that we already have way too many titles floating around!
In fact, one comment that really resonated with me came from Owen Holt who suggested that there were so many options, he'd like to build a "Learning Job Title Generator." I loved this idea so much, I decided to run with it and use all of the brilliant community-generated titles (both real and bogus) from this discussion to build a "L&D Title Generator" in Storyline.
About this Project
This project also features a free image from Freepik.com, the Google fonts Amatic SC and Open Sans, a low-cost font: Tolyer Bold, a free music track from Bensound.com, and a free bubble pop sound effect from Soundbible.com.