Posted on May 23, 2019

Techniques for Working with Course Writers

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As an instructional designer, working with external/freelance subject matter experts and course writers can be a complex process with many potential challenges, from setting expectations and discussing requirements, explaining the development workflow and tools, making sure course writers know where to go for help, to navigating the multitude of...

Posted on Nov 05, 2018

The Online Course Development Factory: Instructional Design Lessons from the Manufacturing Industry

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While the pedagogical creativity inherent to creating an engaging online learning experience should not be understated, an equally important aspect of online course design is the production workflow. The creation of any product, whether tangible or intangible, has constraints of time frame, checkpoints, and quality control, all of which...

Posted on May 23, 2018

21st-Century Content Development: Google Docs and Cloud-Based Content Development Tools

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The rise of email communication in the 1980s and ’90s led to an increase in collaboration on content development projects of all sorts, as it became easy to email word processor files back and forth between collaborators and stakeholders. Emailing files back and forth was certainly cheaper than flying...