Next Generation Curriculum Design: Agile, Technology Enabled, and Data Driven

Concurrent Session 5
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Brief Abstract

You’ve heard of agile development. But what about agile course design? In this interactive session, you’ll learn how Salem University and LearningMate partnered to reduce development time and costs, create sustainable online learning experiences, leverage key course components for reuse, and establish an effective process for sustaining ongoing revisions.

Extended Abstract

Now, more than ever, faculty and academic leaders need a seamless and sustainable approach to online and blended course design. The Post-COVID landscape may improve and universities may see students back in traditional classrooms, but the student experience has changed forever. Flipped classrooms, HyFlex, and technology-enhanced learning programs are here to stay.

The development of online courses, though, can take a lot of time, money, and know-how. And not all institutions have the resources to support faculty with an instructional designer or multimedia expert. How can we provide courses with a high level of student engagement and mastery without reliance on a hefty instructional design infrastructure? One solution to this challenge is the agile course development model.

In this session, we will tell the story of the collaboration between Salem University and LearningMate. We focused on designing an ecosystem in support of the development of flexible, modular, reusable content. Through interactive discussion and demonstration, you will have an opportunity to explore a new process for course and program design and truly see how you can:

  • Ensure consistent online course components
  • Cut development time in half
  • Plan a more strategic evaluation of learning resources
  • Assess the quality of course content
  • Increase engagement in the design and development process
  • Enable flexible deployment of courses and credentials

You will leave with practical strategies to improve instruction at your institution, both through centralized planning and faculty engagement. Information will also be shared about LearningMate’s new tool for customizable course frameworks, learning outcomes management, and flexible support.