Tightening the instructional design belt: Evolution of instructional design processes for an economically feasible model of online education

ID: 43114 Type: Brief Paper: New Development
  1. doug reid, Jianfei Guan, and Rus Hathaway, Grant MacEwan University, Canada
  2. Nathaniel Ostashewski, Curtin University, Australia

Wednesday, June 25 4:20-4:40 PM Location: B3107 View on map

Presider: Nancy Ann Staub, The University of Toledo, United States

Abstract: This paper presents the evolution of an instructional design model developed following the merger of several online education instructional design teams at a new university. What began with one instructional designer over a decade ago resulted in a highly skilled team of professionals with a honed model of baccalaureate instructional design. Following an instructional reorganization activity, it was decided to centralize the design, development and delivery of all online courses at a new university. In practice, finances and the costs involved with online education and technology enriched offerings effect educational offerings. The challenges that were overcome are an example for any institution being faced with changing technology, high workload demands and expectations of quality of online course offerings.

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