Designing Courses with a Multimodal Approach

Track: Online Design
Delivery Mode: Asynchronous Workshop

Multimodal course design creates a learning environment which is conducive to various learning styles by delivering the same content in multiple formats. In this workshop, you will explore strategies for developing content in various formats by using visuals, audio, and video to engage a diverse set of learners. You will explore the research-based foundation of why this approach to learning design is effective, while viewing examples from best practices in multimodal content design.

Learning Objectives

  • Design considerations for delivering content in multiple formats to reach an audience with diverse learning styles
  • Design a learning activity using a multimodal approach

Format:
This is an asynchronous, week-long workshop which will begin on a Monday and end on the following Sunday. The workshop will require approximately 6-8 hours of work, including reading research-based articles, viewing presentations, engaging in online discussion forums, and submitting assignments. Total length of time to completion: 7 days.

Who should attend?
Faculty who teach in any modality
Instructional designers

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Dr. Melanie Shaw

Dr. Melanie Shaw

Dr. Melanie Shaw has over fifteen years of educational experience ranging from classroom and graduate level teaching to counseling and administration. She is Director of Online Curriculum and Instruction at Clemson University. In addition, Melanie is a dissertation chair, teaches undergraduate and graduate courses online, and develops curriculum for a variety of higher education institutions.

Melanie’s primary research interests include online teaching and learning, organizational leadership, and distance learning instructional practices. She is the author of several books, articles, and chapters including: An Evaluation of Student Outcomes by Course Duration in Online Higher Education; Establishing an Online Professional Development Community to Promote Faculty Engagement and Excellence; Distance Learning Courses: A Survey of Activities and Assignments; and Online Course Activities: A Survey of Assignment and Assessment Types. In addition to Melanie’s publications, she has presented at national conferences on topics related to distance learning. She is the winner of the Wagner Award for Outstanding Instructional Support and the Online Learning Consortium’s Effective Practice Award.

Melanie received a Ph.D. in Education with a specialization in Curriculum and Teaching from Northcentral University, a master’s degree in Education Administration from Grand Canyon University, and a second master’s degree in School Counseling from University of West Alabama. She received her bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies and Music from Excelsior College. She holds teaching certificates in online teaching, elementary education, and guidance counseling. She lives near Colorado Springs with her husband and two daughters.

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