Posted on Aug 05, 2019

Productive Collaboration vs. Unproductive Collaboration

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Unproductive Collaboration

Collaboration is often touted as an inherent virtue in the modern world, whether in business, education, product development, or product design (instructional design or otherwise). It is important, however, to distinguish between productive collaboration and unproductive collaboration (or, even worse, counterproductive collaboration). Unquestionably collaboration has many benefits, such as...

Posted on Apr 30, 2019

Pros and Cons of Traditional Instructional Design Models

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I did not begin my career as an instructional designer. Having spent several years in the classroom as a college- and university-level instructor of philosophy and logic, I stumbled into instructional design by way of educational content development as a learning design author and subject matter expert, combining my...

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...