I don’t know about you, but I want to make a difference in the world. It is one of they reasons why I became an instructional designer. In my mind, when I guide a developer to create a stellar course, I am making a difference for the students enrolled. My ultimate goal would be to inspire an instructor to create a course that is not only engaging, but that gives students work that matters–to them and to people around them.  Will Richardson says it best:  http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/04/what-if-we-assigned-students-work-that-matters-outside-of-school/