Instructional design is the practice of creating efficient, effective, and appealing instruction focusing on five major phases – Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation. An Instructional Designer (ID) uses a systematic approach to incorporate pedagogy and learning theories and integrate emerging technologies to enhance learning and teaching process.

Course Development Models

The Consultation-Centered model and Centralized Master Course model are the two broad course development models that I have experience with. A Consultation-Centered model allows faculty to individually work with an ID in the course development process. The ID focuses on providing support, tools, and resources to the faculty. On the other hand, the Centralized Master Course model allows faculty to work as a partner with the ID to design and develop a Master course that is available for any faculty to adopt or adapt. This model promotes standardization of the course design process, which allows the faculty to focus purely on developing, personalizing, and facilitating the course without the frustration of dealing directly with the technology.

Centralized Online Course Development Model and Framework

It was presented at the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Accelerate 2016 conference. Since I received high ratings on the proposal from reviewers, the session was chosen to stream live for virtual audiences. Select this link to download the document

Working with Faculty

In my experience as an Instructional Designer, I have worked with a wide variety of faculty from different disciplines. Providing appropriate support and resources throughout the process is key to getting the best result. A schedule for weekly check-ins is established to monitor and control the project. Mid-point and final course evaluations are conducted to ensure that all expectations and requirements are met.

It is also very important to make sure that faculty members feel comfortable with the process and are able to develop a good rapport and working relationship with me. Different faculty members have different working styles. Being flexible, collaborative, and supportive helps them to develop professionally throughout the course development process.

Course Development Process

I have been helping the department standardize the course development process. I assisted in developing an onboarding training handbook for newly hired Instructional Designers. I’m responsible for writing the Course Development Process module. Select this link to download the document.

Course Planning Worksheet

I personally designed a course planning worksheet to guide faculty throughout the course development process. The worksheet is comprised of important course components and help faculty to align these components with course-level learning outcomes and module-level learning objectives. Select this link to download the document.

Subject-Matter Expert Guide

I co-authored a guide that provides faculty subject-matter experts with information about the course design model and process, their roles and responsibilities, and expected deliverables. This guide included additional course design examples and other helpful resources, from aligning the learning outcomes with module topics to designing a rubric. Select this link to download the document.

eLearning Training Projects

In addition to working on online academic course development, I work on workforce training projects, including collaborating with internal departments in writing grant proposals, and providing support to different departments to design and develop an online training program and faculty development. I currently serve as a Project Manager and Lead Designer for an online training program for a State Agency. I conduct presentations and provide human performance technology and instructional design consulting services for business partners and potential clients.

Model and Framework Presentation

This presentation was developed using the Microsoft Sway application. I developed and shared this presentation with potential clients who are interested in eLearning training development projects. The presentation demonstrates how the training development model (Rapid Prototyping) and framework can be implemented to develop effective any training programs.

Examples of training materials are also provided at the end of the presentation.

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