Professional Development for the Instructional Designer: Opportunities at the OLC Institute

Concurrent Session 7

Session Materials

Brief Abstract

Join us during this discovery session to learn about the various professional development opportunities provided by the OLC Institute for Professional Development tailored specifically for the instructional designer role. The offering types that will be reviewed include the Instructional Designer Certificate Program, the Instructional Design Mastery Series, and individual courses related to project management, research methods, and learning sciences, all with the instructional designer in mind.

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Presenters

Elisabeth Stucklen has worked in online higher education and instructional design for over 15 years. She currently works as an Instructional Designer in OLC's Institute for Professional Development, primarily managing the Instructional Designer Certificate Program and Mastery Series Program, and provides support to the Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning (IELOL) Program. Prior to joining OLC, she worked as the Senior Instructional Designer at Mount Washington College in Manchester, NH, where she was responsible for creating new online courses, providing training and support for faculty, and assisting the director in monitoring the course development process. Before MWC, she worked at Lesley University providing professional development and course design assistance to faculty. In addition to her role with the OLC, Elisabeth also teaches online for Brandeis University in their Masters in Learning Experience Design program. Elisabeth holds a Masters of Science in Instructional Design and Technology from Emporia State University and a Bachelors of Science in Visual Communication Technology from Lesley University.

Extended Abstract

The online learning landscape is fast-paced and always changing. The instructional designer working in higher education needs to stay informed of new developments in eLearning to keep themselves current, for their work role as well as their own professional development. Join us during this discovery session to learn about the various professional development opportunities provided by the OLC Institute for Professional Development that are tailored specifically for the instructional designer role. Whether you would like to learn strategies for working with faculty during new course developments, project management skills, ways you can engage in research, or enhance your knowledge on learning sciences and their application, the Institute has an offering to suit your needs!

The offering types that will be reviewed during this session include the Instructional Designer Certificate Program, the Instructional Design Mastery Series, and individual courses related to project management, research methods, and learning sciences, all with the instructional designer in mind.