Music to our ears: Creating a Multi-Modality Course from the first note, to the final composition!

Concurrent Session 4
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Brief Abstract

This presentation will exhibit innovative solutions to highlighting graduate level curriculum in a one course/three modality model, on ground, blended and online.  The Instructional Designer brings a unique and streamlined perspective to representing the curriculum in one course. We will share examples of how to enhance collaboration across campuses.

Presenters

Mark has been in higher education for over 25 years serving in roles from financial services and enrollment management to academic advising. He has been in the instructional design field for 10 years and has worked with several different LMS's. He currently serves as a Senior Instructional Designer for TCS Education System. Mark is responsible for the development of new online courses for several different programs. He also has taken on the responsibility of designing department resource centers for several different departments across the system. Mark earned his Master's of Education in Adult Education from Penn State University.
Dr. Erika L. Liljedahl is a clinical psychologist who specializes in disability and neuropsychology. She worked in various settings including outpatient and inpatient, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, in substance and day treatment facilities as well as in private practice. Currently she is the Department Chair for the online programs in forensic psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and actively leads several national course build-outs across several modalities.

Extended Abstract

This presentation will exhibit innovative solutions to highlighting graduate level curriculum in a one course/three modality model, on ground, blended and online.  An actual course will be shown in a visual format using the Canvas platform. The online Course Lead is the “conductor” who leads faculty to integrating best practices in the Quality Matters rubric as well as a multi-media approach that traditional on ground faculty may not have been exposed to as much as faculty who operate within the online modality.  The process of creating a national course in different modalities starts with cross campus collaboration and curriculum decision making.  Collaboration is key in developing an engaging class for all three modalities.  Once the learning outcomes and course map are completed, the Instructional Designer brings a unique and streamlined perspective to representing the curriculum in a one course format.  This can be a challenge in differentiating the three modes and ensuring the faculty know what they need to teach in each mode. We will share examples of how to enhance collaboration across campuses so that participants can walk away with new ideas to design a course that will serve the different modalities of education. We will draw on the audience's experience in teaching and design to create a good conversation on how to best serve different types of classes. This presentation will also review how this can be a good starting point for moving on-ground courses to blended or total online courses.