Posted on May 23, 2019

Techniques for Working with Course Writers

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Collaboration

As an instructional designer, working with subject matter experts and course writers can be a complex process with many potential challenges, from setting expectations and discussing requirements to navigating the multitude of personalities and challenges you may encounter from course writer to course writer. The following overview covers some...

Posted on May 17, 2019

Confessions of a SMECWID V: Leaving the Ivory Tower

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Painting of the Tower of Babel, Cropped Square

By Tom Armbrecht As regular readers of the “Confessions of SMECWID” series already know, I changed careers in 2016 when I stopped being a French professor and became an instructional designer. In the eyes of some my former university colleagues, my resignation meant that I effectively switched teams when...