Instruction by Design podcast

Dive into the minds of instructional designers in this special podcast series.
Season 04 | Episode 01

Instruction By Design: The Quagmire of Late Assignment Policies and Procedures

In this episode, the instructional designers from Arizona State University’s Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation (Jinnette Senecal, Aaron Kraft, and Celia Coochwytewa) investigate the reasons why instructors and learners sometimes struggle with assignment deadline policies. We then discuss key considerations for developing and implementing an effective policy. Today’s HOT TOPIC segment is focused on active learning, and the way students perceive their own learning outcomes.

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Summer 2019 Bonus | Episode 03

Instruction By Design: Adaptive Learning in Higher Ed: Failure is Not an Option

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In this episode, the instructional designers from Arizona State University’s Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation (Aaron Kraft, Celia Coochwytewa, and Jinnette Senecal) are joined by special guest Peter van Leusen from EdPlus at ASU to explore the features, functions, and flexibility of adaptive learning systems. We discuss the potential for improved learning outcomes, necessary considerations for successful integration, and the reality of using adaptive learning systems from the perspectives of instructors and learners.

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Summer 2019 Bonus | Episode 02

Instruction By Design: Busting Multimedia Myths

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In this episode, the instructional designers from Arizona State University’s Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation (Celia Coochwytewa, Aaron Kraft, and Jinnette Senecal) are joined by special guests Steven R Crawford, Ed.D, and Michael Moramarco, M.A. to consider the forms and functions of instructional multimedia, along with factors that impact effectiveness. We then explore several of these issues through the lens of common misconceptions, and what actionable conclusions may be reached based on current research.

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Summer 2019 Bonus | Episode 01

Instruction By Design: IBD Reflection Roundup

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In this episode, the instructional designers from Arizona State University’s Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation (Jinnette Senecal, Celia Coochwytewa, and Aaron Kraft) reflect on various aspects of our recently completed season; consider how (or whether) our thoughts regarding podcasts for professional development have evolved; and what’s on the horizon for the upcoming year.

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Season 03 | Episode 07

Instruction By Design: Going Full TILT: Supporting Learner Success Through Intentional Transparency

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In this episode, the instructional designers from Arizona State University’s Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation (Jinnette Senecal, Celia Coochwytewa, and Aaron Kraft) describe the background and principles of the Transparency in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education project (TILT), an “award-winning national educational and research project that helps faculty to implement a transparent teaching framework that promotes college students’ success.” We then explore the features, applicability, and potential benefits of implementing transparent assignment design across a variety of disciplines and program levels.

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Season 03 | Episode 06

Instruction By Design: The Competencies of Digital Literacy

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In this episode, the instructional designers from Arizona State University’s Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation (Celia Coochwytewa, Aaron Kraft, and Jinnette Senecal) discuss the term “digital literacy” and explore the layers of meaning behind it. We then explore critical issues related to digital literacy and the higher education environment such as benchmarks, personal interest, and legal/ethical use of technology. In closing, we deliberate on a letter submitted by an IBD listener who is curious about how educators with minimal instructional design support/resources might successfully navigate their own professional development paths.

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Season 03 | Episode 05

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

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In this episode, the instructional designers from Arizona State University’s Edson College of Nursing and Health 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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Season 03 | Episode 04

Instruction By Design: The Venn Diagram of Instructional Design

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In this episode, the instructional designers from Arizona State University’s Edson College of Nursing and Health 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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Season 03 | Episode 03

Instruction By Design: Constructing Knowledge by Mapping Concepts

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In this episode, the instructional designers from Arizona State University’s Edson College of Nursing and Health 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


Season 03 | Episode 02

Instruction By Design: Screencasting

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In this episode, the instructional designers from Arizona State University’s Edson College of Nursing and Health 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