Title

The Added Value of Conducting Learning Design Meeting to the Online Course Development Process

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-1-2017

Abstract

Do you find it challenging to have discussions with instructors about designing online courses and best practices in teaching? This article will highlight key components to conducting effective Learning Design meetings. It outlines techniques used by this institution that inspires faculty to design coherent courses that lead to meaningful learning experiences. These meetings invite instructors to express their feelings about online formats, inform them about expectations and time commitment, and reassures them of support throughout the process. Learning Design (LD) meetings have proven to be a compelling manner of decreasing faculty resistance, while exposing instructors to best practices in pedagogy, andragogy and online learning. Instructional Designers (IDs), Instructional Facilitators (IFs), and Course Authors (CAs) who work in higher educational online settings should find this information useful. Novices in the field may find these practical techniques particularly beneficial.

Comments

same article previously included in a conference proceedings

Journal Title

Techtrends

Volume

61

Issue

5

First Page

438

Last Page

443

DOI

10.1007/s11528-017-0205-1

First Department

School of Distance Education & International Partnerships

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