One of the major stories of the COVID-19 pandemic is the virtual move that it spawned. Work, religious services, community events, city council meetings, exercise classes, and even STC conferences: they all moved online.
So did most higher education courses and workplace learning activities, and, in doing so, affected the instructional designers who prepare these courses and activities. To be fair, instructional designers have been preparing online instruction since the 1970s (yes, you read that correctly), with growing frequency since the dot-com era in the late 1990s and early 2000s, but never anything close to 100 percent of all higher education and workplace learning since March 2020.
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