OLC Instructional Design Summit - Part 1: Panel Discussion
Concurrent Session 4
Session 1 of the ID Summit will begin with a panel discussion on a range of topics including instructional design during the Covid-19 pandemic, new frontiers in instructional design, diversity, equity, and inclusion in instructional design; and resources for advancing your knowledge and practice. Join us for this dynamic conversation with our expert panelists!
This year has been a rollercoaster ride for all of us in higher education, and instructional designers are no exception. Faculty, administrators, students, parents, and so many others have relied on instructional designers this year to do the impossible: rapidly create just-in-time resources, coach and support faculty, and transition countless courses to remote and online environments in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. So: how have we changed? What are we prepared for now that we weren’t six months ago? What old problems matter less, and what new problems have emerged? What wicked design problems can we tackle with rekindled visibility, trust, and focus?
The OLC Instructional Design Summit is back and ready to rock! Join us for compelling questions, spirited conversation, expert panelists, and action-oriented breakout sessions. This year’s summit will take place virtually and will be divided into two segments: a one hour conversation with our panelists, followed by two hours for wicked design problem break-out rooms focused on creating solutions to the biggest problems in our field. You’ll choose your break-out topic when you register, so come equipped with some great ideas and be ready to learn and create with colleagues from across the globe!
Here are two examples of the wicked problems we’ll be solving together at the 2020 Instructional Design Summit:
Instructional design is critical in all learning modalities. Institutions are resource strapped, and ID teams often burn out even when working within a single modality (online). How can institutions of various sizes sustainably scale design work with limited resources, and without overtaxing faculty or instructional designers?
Learning management systems are the most prevalent platforms for teaching and taking online or blended courses. However, many believe that their emphasis on convenience for managing instructional materials and students engenders transaction rather than transformation, and compliance instead of student/faculty agency. How can the LMS be reimagined as a new digital learning environment (DLE), predicated on the tenants of learning, collaboration, flexibility, agency, and relationship?
We hope this whets your appetite for the 2020 Instructional Design Summit! Stay tuned for registration details, information about our panelists, and more wicked design problems that we’ll work through together. After all, that’s what instructional designers do best: work together to create things that are better than we could do alone. We can’t wait to see you at the summit!
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