Instruction by Design podcast

Dive into the minds of instructional designers in this special podcast series.
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 Academic 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 Academic 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 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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Season 03 | Episode 04

Instruction By Design: The Venn Diagram of Instructional Design

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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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Season 03 | Episode 03

Instruction By Design: Constructing Knowledge by Mapping Concepts

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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


Season 03 | Episode 02

Instruction By Design: Screencasting

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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


Season 03 | Episode 01
Summer 2018 Bonus | Episode 04

Instruction By Design: Evaluating Assignments with Rubrics

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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


Summer 2018 Bonus | Episode 03

Instruction By Design: Faculty Conversation

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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