Using ChatGPT (you will need to sign up for an account), this current version allows for incredible flow of creativity, almost limitless in its possibilities. Although there are situational consequences of using new tools like AI, machine learning is not going away, in fact quite the opposite is happening and this is in both educational and business environments.
As learning designers we will need to assess when to responsibly use the capabilities and capacities of this technology in our profession. Exponential growth is expected in the next iteration of ChatGPT like never seen before. I highly recommend testing out this technology keeping an open mind, challenging yourself to dive into exploring what this means to LXD, ID, and the tangential professions.
As learning design professionals we need to keep challenging ourselves to embrace and learn what will be the most useful, resourceful, tools and technologies for our learners.
From my experience in higher ed, there are many skeptics, but just as many if not more, curious and excited professionals who seek to understand and embrace opportunities to encourage experimentation in the future of learning and intelligently impact and shape this technology with thoughtfulness, and mindfulness with no intentional harm to authentic human learning experiences.
Insightfulness as well as skepticism are both expected, with the intention of always moving toward creating and designing the best experiences for life long learning.
The following is what I asked of ChatCPT: Briefly discuss similarities between LXD and emergent design thinking.
Learning experience design and emergent design thinking share several similarities, including:
- Both approaches focus on the learner’s experience and aim to create engaging, meaningful learning experiences.
- Both approaches involve a iterative and cyclical design process, where ideas are continually tested and refined based on feedback and observations.
- Both approaches value user-centered design, and prioritize the needs and goals of the learner in the design process.
- Both approaches recognize the importance of flexibility and adaptability in the design process, as learning and design needs may change over time.
- Both approaches involve collaboration and co-creation, with designers working closely with learners and other stakeholders to co-create learning experiences.
- Both approaches recognize the value of prototyping and testing in the design process, allowing designers to quickly iterate and improve upon their designs.