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Hi all,

Did you miss the Sloan-C Blended Learning Conference in Milwaukee (#blend12)? 

You can register to watch sessions on-demand via media site: 


You can also see slides for most sessions on their respective pages from the main conference site:

Lots of great sessions on implementation, course redesign, social media, faculty development, research studies, blended models, support, etc.

Best,
Clark



Clark Shah-Nelson
Sr. Instructional Designer, Center for Teaching and Learning
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

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Hi Everyone,

I'd like to get a read on how individual institutions conceive the terms "course content" and "course design", particularly when the two are assigned to different individuals: a faculty member as the content area expert, and a designer as the, well, instructional designer.

For example, is the wording in a discussion board question related to content or design?

Are the number of assessments, and the time they take to complete, a question of content or design?

Where do you and how do you differentiate the two?

:)

Ellen

Ellen Marie Murphy
Director of Online Curriculum
SUNY Empire State College
113 West Ave
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
518-587-2100 Ext: 2961
twitter: ellen_marie
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Message from khbrow03@louisville.edu

Hi Ellen.

Here’s how UofL sees it. This is from our director of instructional design/teaching with technology unit. We provide the free and optional service of building courses for faculty, but they also can use us as consultants only. I’ve copied Steve here in case you have any further questions.

 

Our distinction is pretty clear.  The professor has full responsibility over the content, including discussion boards, assessments, activities, blogs, wikis, etc.  Our goal as designers are to aid them (which means advise, suggest, etc.) in the best way to design this.  For example, we might recommend having an open book test to help curb cheating, but it’s still the professor’s choice.  We might recommend a group Wiki project, but they may choose otherwise.  One of our primary focal points is to build the structure – consistent navigation, consistent look and feel, consistent use of buttons, etc.  And then to make recommendations as to how to use the technology available.  The content is and always will be the intellectual property of the professor.  We might advise open ended discussion board questions or we might recommend that a discussion board post will receive a grade for a student but they must also post two responses from others for a second grade, but we don’t tell the professor --- or rarely, if ever --- make suggestions on how to work something.  Hope that helps.

 

Steve Dwinnells, Ph.D.

Assistant Director, Delphi Center

Ekstrom 244, Belknap Campus

University of Louisville

(502) 852-7689

Steve.Dwinnells@louisville.edu

 

 

Kristen Brown
Assistant Director for Online Learning
Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning
University of Louisville
p: (502) 852-8565
e: kristen.brown@louisville.edu

http://louisville.edu/online

 

Thank you Kristen!

Ellen

Ellen Marie Murphy
Director of Online Curriculum
SUNY Empire State College
113 West Ave
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
518-587-2100 Ext: 2961
twitter: ellen_marie



Ellen,

In my humble opinion, the two should be collaborative as much as possible. The designer can have great ideas about course design and the content expert can have great ideas about course content, but the two working closely together often yields the most rewarding results. The "whole is greater than the sum of its parts" seems to apply pretty well here.

In regard to your examples, the content expert may lead the way on the subject matter for the discussion board question, but the designer can assist in phrasing it in a way that encourages engaging, authentic responses. The content expert may lead the way on the frequency and length of the assessments needed to achieve the course objectives, but the designer may significantly assist in crafting the format and presentation of the assessments. In both cases the course objectives are more likely to be efficiently and effectively achieved when the two ‘experts’ collaborate well.

Hope that helps!

-Scott

Scott Robison, Ph.D.
Director, Learning Technologies and Online Education
105 Lamson Learning Commons, MSC #47B
Plymouth State University
Plymouth, NH  03264
603.535.2262

 

 

 

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Ellen

Ellen Marie Murphy
Director of Online Curriculum
SUNY Empire State College
113 West Ave
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
518-587-2100 Ext: 2961
twitter: ellen_marie



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Hi all,

Did you miss the Sloan-C Blended Learning Conference in Milwaukee (#blend12)? 

You can register to watch sessions on-demand via media site: 

http://ow.ly/ass0L

You can also see slides for most sessions on their respective pages from the main conference site:
http://sloanconsortium.org/conference/2012/blended/program

Lots of great sessions on implementation, course redesign, social media, faculty development, research studies, blended models, support, etc.

Best,
Clark



Clark Shah-Nelson
Sr. Instructional Designer, Center for Teaching and Learning
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.
********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

Hello everyone!

The EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative is exploring the idea of a vendor presence at its 2014 Annual Meeting. We don’t want this to be the typical vendor exhibit, we’re looking for an innovative model, so we are reaching out to you for input and ideas.

Please take a a minute to tell us what you think: http://tinyurl.com/elicorps. Thanks in advance!

Ellen

Ellen Marie Murphy
Director of Online Curriculum
SUNY Empire State College
113 West Ave
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
518-587-2100 Ext: 2961
twitter: ellen_marie
********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

Hello everyone! The EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative is exploring the idea of a vendor presence at its 2014 Annual Meeting. We don’t want this to be the typical vendor exhibit, we’re looking for an innovative model, so we are reaching out to you for input and ideas. Please take a a minute to tell us what you think: http://tinyurl.com/elicorps. Thanks in advance! ------------------ Veronica Diaz, PhD EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative EDUCAUSE Uncommon Thinking for the Common Good direct: 520.975.4977 | educause.edu ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.
Message from tchoulat@coe.ufl.edu

Hello everyone! The EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative is exploring the idea of a vendor presence at its 2014 Annual Meeting. We don't want this to be the typical vendor exhibit, we're looking for an innovative model, so we are reaching out to you for input and ideas. Please take a a minute to tell us what you think: http://tinyurl.com/elicorps. Thanks in advance! ------------------ Veronica Diaz, PhD EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative EDUCAUSE Uncommon Thinking for the Common Good direct: 520.975.4977 | educause.edu ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.
Veronica Diaz from ELI asked that we share this.  Please do shares your thoughts.

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Hello everyone!

The EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative is exploring the idea of a vendor presence at its 2014 Annual Meeting. We don’t want this to be the typical vendor exhibit, we’re looking for an innovative model, so we are reaching out to you for input and ideas.

Please take a a minute to tell us what you think: http://tinyurl.com/elicorps. Thanks in advance!
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Veronica Diaz, PhD
EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative

EDUCAUSE<http://www.educause.edu/>
Uncommon Thinking for the Common Good




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AJ Kelton
Director of Emerging & Instructional Technology
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Montclair State University
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I am forwarding this note from our colleagues at the Educause Learning Initiative.

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Hello everyone!

 

The EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative is exploring the idea of a vendor presence at its 2014 Annual Meeting. We don’t want this to be the typical vendor exhibit, we’re looking for an innovative model, so we are reaching out to you for input and ideas.

 

Please take a minute to tell us what you think: http://tinyurl.com/elicorps. Thanks in advance!

------------------

Veronica Diaz, PhD

EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative

 

EDUCAUSE<http://www.educause.edu/>

Uncommon Thinking for the Common Good

direct: 520.975.4977 | educause.edu<http://www.educause.edu/>

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Director, The Learning Centre

Faculty of Land and Food Systems

University of British Columbia

twitter: @cyprien

 

 

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