The End of Learning Design?

An interactive panel on the challenges of finding equilibrium, navigating the snap back and leading innovation in post-crisis teaching and learning.


  • Peter Bryant University of Sydney
  • Lawrie Phipps Keele University
  • Donna Lanclos Munster Technological University



Pedagogical change, digital pedagogy, complexity, post-crisis


This highly interactive and provocative hypothetical-style panel discussion will take the audience on a collective journey through the complexity and challenges of strategically designing and delivering online learning in a post-digital, post-crisis new normal. The aim of the panel is to collectively shift the dial on how we understand, articulate, and develop the benefit of learning design to the institution, how others have been extremely successful in doing that (and what can we learn from them) and how we are collectively struggling with precarious contracts, budgets, de-professionalisation and constantly shifting priorities as we return to a campus-based teaching and learning experience. Drawing on the principles of hyperreality, participants will become part of the community of a hypothetical university. Through highly interactive and immersive scenarios the panel session will collectively traverse the transitional, uncertain spaces of a post-crisis university and design for an educational future that learns from the relationships between people and technology to make teaching and learning better.






ASCILITE Conference - Symposia / Panels