Thinking Beyond the Course in Curriculum Design

Concurrent Session 6

Brief Abstract

To realize transformational improvements in post-secondary education, we need to go beyond designing engaging courses and design for the “whole learner,” creating integrated program experiences.



Dr. Jon Mott has a diverse background in higher education, corporate development, and learning technology. Prior to becoming the Chief Learning Officer at Cengage's Learning Objects, Jon worked at BYU in a variety of roles including Director of the Center for Instructional Design and Assistant to the Academic VP ( a role in which he coordinated academic technology issues campus-wide). He subsequently worked at TD Ameritrade with responsibility for client-facing education and internal learning and development. Jon has taught extensively in the Instructional Psychology & Technology, Public Policy, and Political Science departments at BYU. His research interests are in the design of the learning infrastructure, personalized and adaptive learning, and learning analytics.
Natalie Skadra has more than 20 years’ experience in education: over 15 years’ experience as an instructional designer and an additional five years teaching on-ground and online. Her instructional design experience includes developing online and ILT higher education and professional skills courses. She has a master’s degree in the areas of English education and adult learning. She has taught ESL and freshman writing at colleges and universities in the United States and Seoul, South Korea, and has presented at distance learning conferences.