A Journey Through Instructional Design and Development: Engagement and Partnership through Story-Based Communication
Thursday, June 27 4:30 PM-5:30 PM Location: Koepelkerk Balcony
Abstract: The partnership that occurs between instructors/SME and instructional designer/developer (ID) sets the foundation of the thinking about and application of the design/development and functionality of the course content following quality standards for online learning (such as Quality Matters philosophy and rubric) and it requires both pedagogical and technical expertise (Caplan & Graham, 2004). Therefore, in this presentation, the definitions of Instructional Design and Instructional Development are based are based on the unique professional,theoretical, practical and diverse background of the instructional designer/developer. As instructors/SME and ID collaborate in the process of course development, they embark on a journey supported by a peer-based approach to quality assurance through ongoing review and improvement to implement quality standards and adapt them in specific course contexts. The purpose of this presentation is to discuss how the instructors/SME and ID engage in the process of conceptualizing an online course, how the partnership between instructors/SME and ID grows, and how a completed course comes alive through a dynamic partnership and a story-based communication approach using an established model of partnership. Ongoing self-study and evaluation of roles in the process as well as building a campus-wide culture of online teaching and learning to improve student learning experience through this course development process is also addressed.