Releasing the instructional design reins: Evolution of instructional design processes for a pedagogically feasible model of blended and online education
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This paper presents the continuing evolution of an instructional design model developed several years following the merger of several online education instructional design teams at a new university. What began with one online education professional over 18 years ago resulted in a highly skilled team of professionals with a honed model of baccalaureate instructional design. Following institution reorganization, it was decided to centralize the design, development and delivery of all online and support of blended learning courses at a new university. In practice, finances, pedagogy and the costs involved with online education, blended education and technology enriched offerings effect educational opportunities of students. The challenges that continue to be overcome are an example for any institution being faced with changing technology, high workload demands and expectations of quality of online and blended course offerings.