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By Mariam Ahmed This is the third post of the IDIGOntario #9x9x25 Challenge! As instructional designers, an important part of our role is to provide professional development to faculty and instructors (though how it can be received varies). This faculty development can take many forms, e.g., it can be one-on-one or in a group; it […]

By Terry Greene This is IDIGOntario‘s 2nd post of the #9x9x25 Challenge When I signed up to be on the IDIG team I very vaguely said I would like to write something about the “Front End Analysis” phase of Instructional Design. Also known as the “What are we doing and why” part. If you do […]

By Joanne Kehoe For this first post in the IDIG team entry in the Ontario Extend 9x9x25 Challenge, I decided to post a random-order, grammatically-incorrect-but-trying-to-keep-it-to-one-run-on-sentence-each “25” cents worth of tips that have served me well in my work as an instructional designer. I noticed many of these align with attributes of Ontario Extend’s Empowered Educator, […]

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By Joanne Kehoe What do you get when you throw a bunch of instructional-designed minded people into a room? Equal parts sharing, openness, action – and nibbling on IDIG cookies iced and baked by highly-valued member Peg French. IDIG held their first face-to-face meeting back on March 22nd (yes this blog post is long overdue) […]

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By Tully Privett

A new year has begun and, curious about what trends 2018 may have for online education, I did some digging. As one might expect there was no shortage of articles predicting 2018’s upcoming online education trends. Many of these trends appeared consistently across articles and included:

  • Gamification
  • Social Learning
  • Micro Learning
  • Open Educational Resources
  • xAPI’s
Many hands connecting

By Tully Privett

A colleague (and IDIG member!) recently pointed me to a report from Intentional Futures on instructional design in higher education. Their research was looking to clarify the role of instructional designers, the impacts they have on student success and provide new understanding about how IDs strive to improve education. While the entire report is filled with findings about all aspects of ID and the benefits to institutions, administration, faculty and students it also highlights some pitfalls and other barriers to achieving success in projects. If you are reading this from an ID’s perspective, you may not be surprised to find that the number one challenge IDs face in their daily responsibilities is difficulty in collaborating with faculty. These difficulties may be due to personal differences that strain the achievement of a good working relationship between an ID and a faculty member. However, the data collected and results from this report point to a larger misunderstanding – a misunderstanding I wanted to learn more about.