Design, Development, and Delivery of Webinars in a Rapidly Changing Technology Landscape
Concurrent Session 3
Webinars are a preferred method for the delivery of fresh content, training and academic material. We describe a design and development approach to webinar design. In doing so we outline the steps for identification and planning of instructional events. We describe strategies to align application lay-outs with intended learning outcomes.
Webinars are a preferred method for the delivery of fresh content, training and education throughout higher education system. Schools, departments and outreach units can benefit from an instructional design approach to ensure efficiency, quality, and assessed learning outcome attainment in the design, development, and execution of webinar delivery. Units also invest considerable fiscal and human resources in developing webinar delivery processes. IT policies across the system limit options of available technology platforms and units may need to respond with rapid changes in existing processes and workflows, thus threatening return on investment gains.
We describe a design and development approach to webinar design. In doing so we outline the steps for identification and planning of instructional events. We describe strategies to align application lay-outs with intended learning outcomes.
We examine strengths of synchronous and asynchronous modalities for the delivery of content for training purposes. Emphasis is given on the critical examination of instructional and logistic affordances specific to each modality.
Based on our experience in re-designing a Connect-based synchronous webinar into a self-guided asynchronous online course using Zoom, we compare and contrast learning and design outcomes. We review organizational challenges and resource needs for the successful completion of a re-design process in an environment of rapid change. We identify administrative strategies and available resources that mitigate impact of rapid changes in small units with scarce resources.
We summarize our program’s challenges for the successful completion of the re-designing process. We consider strategic points for leadership of newly formed online programs. Methodologies, tools, and IU resources are presented in the context of real case studies.