Instruction by Design podcast

Dive into the minds of instructional designers in this special podcast series.
Season 02 | Episode 17

Instruction By Design: Accessibility in Curriculum Design

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In this episode, the instructional designers from CONHI’s Academic Innovation (Aaron Kraft, Steven Crawford, Celia Coochwytewa, and Jinnette Senecal) identify guidelines for accessibility in online/hybrid courses and discuss how Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles can be applied to on-ground, hybrid, and online courses. We will also examine other methods for reducing barriers in course design and delivery. Continue reading


Season 02 | Episode 16
Season 02 | Episode 15

Instruction By Design: Hot Topics

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In this episode, the instructional designers from CONHI’s Academic Innovation (Jinnette Senecal, Celia Coochwytewa, Aaron Kraft, and Steven Crawford) and Ricardo Leon discuss emergent topics associated with teaching and learning practices, technology implementation, and/or trends in higher education and examine issues/trends for relevance and/or application to instructional practices.
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Season 02 | Episode 14

Instruction By Design: Forming Formative Assessments

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In this episode, the instructional designers from CONHI’s Academic Innovation (Celia Coochwytewa, Aaron Kraft, Jinnette Senecal, and Steven Crawford) are joined by Dr. Karen Saewert (Clinical Professor and Senior Director, Academic Innovation) define the term formative assessments and describe the difference between formative and summative while understanding the gray areas. In addition, they identify various formative assessment strategies. Continue reading


Season 02 | Episode 13
Season 02 | Episode 12

Instruction By Design: Educating the Global Audience

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In this episode, the instructional designers from Academic Innovation (Aaron Kraft, Celia Coochwytewa, Jinnette Senecal, and Steven Crawford) identify critical cultural dimensions and their impact on learning, discuss gender issues as they relate to on ground and online learning environments, and consider how instructional designers and faculty can take into account the global audience when engaging in course design. Continue reading


Season 02 | Episode 11

Instruction By Design: Discussing Discussion Boards

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In this episode, the instructional designers from Academic Innovation (Jinnette Senecal, Celia Coochwytewa, Aaron Kraft, and Steven Crawford) reflect on the purpose and role of asynchronous online discussion activities, discuss how to develop an effective discussion prompt/question in alignment with course objectives, and describe at least one strategy for maximizing the administrative efficiency of online discussions. Continue reading


Season 02 | Episode 10
Season 02 | Episode 09

Instruction By Design: Your Course Evaluations and You

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In this episode, Valerie Simmons, a Management Information Analyst from Arizona State University’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation joins the instructional designers from Academic Innovation (Celia Coochwytewa, Jinnette Senecal, Aaron Kraft, and Steven Crawford) to describe the purpose of end-of-course evaluations. We also identify what faculty can do to improve student response rates and discuss how faculty can use the end-of-course evaluations to improve their courses. Continue reading


Season 02 | Episode 08

Instruction By Design: Academic Integrity – Students’ Motivation for Cheating

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In this episode, the instructional designers from Academic Innovation (Steven Crawford, Jinnette Senecal, Celia Coochwytewa, and Aaron Kraft) with special guest Babette Kraft (Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College) identify various acts that students may commit that are considered as “cheating” and discuss why students may choose to cheat on an assignment or in a course. We then describe course design approaches could help minimize cheating. Continue reading