Instruction By Design: Escape from the Ivory Tower! Theory into Practice

Instruction by Design Podcast

In this episode, the instructional designers from CONHI’s Academic Innovation (Jinnette Senecal, Celia Coochwytewa, and Aaron Kraft) recall times during their careers as educators when they were able to successfully solve real life learning problems using theories, models, and principles that we often read about in textbooks. They describe in detail how adult learning principles, the process of backwards design, and Gagne’s Nine Events of Instruction can be utilized for building effective learning interventions. Lastly, they reflect on the effectiveness of these various solutions.

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Instruction By Design: The Venn Diagram of Instructional Design

Instruction by Design Podcast

In this episode, the instructional designers from CONHI’s Academic Innovation (Jinnette Senecal, Celia Coochwytewa, and Aaron Kraft) and special guest Babette Kraft, springboard off a recent Educause Review article to discuss the diverse job titles, roles, and responsibilities of instructional designers, instructional technologists, learning designers, and related professions across varied institutional environments. We explore the positive and negative implications for the lack of a universal definition for the field and how educational programs relate to this ambiguity. To wrap up, we contemplate ways for aspiring or novice instructional designers to develop relational professional knowledge, leverage existing networks, and evaluate the type of workplace culture that will best meet their needs.

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Instruction By Design: Constructing Knowledge by Mapping Concepts

Instruction by Design Podcast

In this episode, the instructional designers from CONHI’s Academic Innovation (Jinnette Senecal, Celia Coochwytewa, and Aaron Kraft) discuss the characteristics of concept maps, mind maps, and other forms of information visualization, and consider how they might be implemented in the higher education environment. We then explore the variations in terminology, style, and application tools and strategies. Continue reading

Instruction By Design: Screencasting

Instruction by Design Podcast

In this episode, the instructional designers from CONHI’s Academic Innovation (Jinnette Senecal, Celia Coochwytewa, and Aaron Kraft) discuss the characteristics of screencasts, consider how they might be used, and explore some common tools for creating these dynamic screen videos. We then deliberate on a letter submitted by an IBD listener regarding the nature of “exemplary” online courses and where to find one. Continue reading

Instruction By Design: Evaluating Assignments with Rubrics

Instruction by Design Podcast

In this summer bonus episode, the instructional designers from CONHI’s Academic Innovation (Steven Crawford, Jinnette Senecal, Celia Coochwytewa, and Aaron Kraft) discuss the importance of rubrics and how they may enhance the assessment and evaluation process for faculty. We then explore the relationship between rubrics and grading transparency, along with some ideas for designing effective rubrics. Continue reading

Instruction By Design: Faculty Conversation

Instruction by Design Podcast

In this Summer Bonus episode, Dawn Augusta, a Clinical Associate Professor from Arizona State University’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation joins the instructional designers from Academic Innovation (Jinnette Senecal, Celia Coochwytewa, Aaron Kraft, and Steven Crawford). We discuss the viability of podcasts as a method of faculty development, the role of digital badging for both students and faculty, and consider how we might increase access to education so that more students can achieve their academic and professional goals. Continue reading