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Weaving the Personal and Professional Threads of My Communication Pedagogy to Envision New Ways of Thinking and Knowing
Weaving the Personal and Professional Threads of My Communication Pedagogy to Envision New Ways of Thinking and Knowing

My research study on the exploration of my communication pedagogy was motivated by my experience as a white lecturer struggling to engage personally and professionally in a meaningful way to teach undergraduates from diverse backgrounds at a Universi…

A Study on the Services Motivating Instructional Designers in Higher Education to Engage in Professional Associations
A Study on the Services Motivating Instructional Designers in Higher Education to Engage in Professional Associations

The purpose of this research was to identify the professional association services relevant to instructional design professionals working in institutions of higher education. A conceptual framework connecting professional association services to the …

Importance of Instructional Designers in Online Higher Education
Importance of Instructional Designers in Online Higher Education

When assigned to develop higher education courses for the online learning format, faculty members and instructional designers (IDs) are often assigned to work together as a course development team. Sometimes, faculty members may be unaware of the fie…

Addressing the Challenges of Program and Course Design in Higher Education with Design Technologies
Addressing the Challenges of Program and Course Design in Higher Education with Design Technologies

This article describes six major challenges facing faculty members and teams as they engage in the design of degree programs in higher education and how technology tools for program design can be employed to address those challenges. They include too…

From Zero to Designing Instruction
From Zero to Designing Instruction

Employees in instructional design fields are expected to have three critical areas of knowledge and skills: knowledge of instructional design, project experience, and technical writing skills, especially the ability to report on their design projects…

Applying UDL to Online Active Learning
Applying UDL to Online Active Learning

In online environments, active learning techniques can facilitate varied ways that learners engage and enact skill development, understandings, and connections across concepts. The Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework supports providing opti…

Learning from COVID-19: Universal Design for Learning Implementation Prior to and During a Pandemic
Learning from COVID-19: Universal Design for Learning Implementation Prior to and During a Pandemic

This study examined whether higher education faculty knowingly and/or unknowingly applied UDL principles prior to and during the COVID-19 rapid online teaching and learning (ROTL) transition. Researchers collected data through a survey that was disse…

Exploring Faculty Perceptions of Professional Development Support for Transitioning to Emergency Remote Teaching
Exploring Faculty Perceptions of Professional Development Support for Transitioning to Emergency Remote Teaching

Professional development (PD) for instructors at higher education institutions offering online courses is important for assuring the quality of online programs. However, PD opportunities for faculty members have often been piecemeal and inadequate. …

Virtually De-Centered and Radically Hopeful
Virtually De-Centered and Radically Hopeful

In Fall 2020, Pratt Institute's (US) Center for Teaching and Learning facilitated and participated in a Deep Dive Community on Feminist Pedagogies (FemPed Deep Dive Community). This fully online faculty development series used online platforms for co…

 Reflection, Agency and Advocacy as Feminist Pedagogy
Reflection, Agency and Advocacy as Feminist Pedagogy

This chapter describes the evolution of one online class, Foundations of Environmental Education, which has typically been offered to graduate students at a liberal arts university in St Paul, Minnesota. The class, developed some 15 years ago by anot…

The University Cannot Love You
The University Cannot Love You

A recent study of publishing on Covid-19 itself shows a precipitous decline in women’s participation in journal submissions, as does a review of submissions in political science (Dolan & Lawless, 2020; Pinho-Gomes et al., 2020); academic wo…

Agency and Reciprocity in Digital Education
Agency and Reciprocity in Digital Education

In this chapter, I share the lessons I learned while sewing handmade kamiks with my mother-in-law, an Inuvialuk elder. Drawing on the work of Ursula Franklin, I compare the holistic technologies of sewing in communities with the prescriptive technolo…

A Guide to Designing Accessible eLearning
A Guide to Designing Accessible eLearning

When teachers deliver instruction online, they require adequate training and support to do so successfully because an online instructor's role includes different responsibilities than traditional classroom instruction (Kim & Bonk, 2006). This chapter…

The Competencies for Instructional Designers in Higher Education
The Competencies for Instructional Designers in Higher Education

The purpose of this chapter is to define and describe the roles and competencies of instructional designers working in the context of higher education. Inspired by existing research, this chapter summarizes these roles and competencies of instruction…

Managing Instructional Design Projects in Higher Education
Managing Instructional Design Projects in Higher Education

This chapter provides newly minted and experienced instructional designers alike with the knowledge to manage Instructional Design (ID) projects in higher education contexts. As instructional designers and instructional design technology scholars, ou…

Instructional Designers Leading Through Research
Instructional Designers Leading Through Research

As instructional designers helping subject matter experts design innovating learning experiences and leveraging educational technologies, they oftentimes find themselves conducting research to support the work they do. This research can take many for…

Learning Analytics as a Tool for Improvement and Reflection on Instructional Design Practices
Learning Analytics as a Tool for Improvement and Reflection on Instructional Design Practices

In this book chapter, we provide guidelines and best practices to instructional designers working in higher education settings on how to use learning analytics to support and inform design decisions. We start by defining learning analytics and frame …

Embedding Effective Instruction in Educational Technology Professional Development Programs
Embedding Effective Instruction in Educational Technology Professional Development Programs

Instructional designers face a complex task of creating contextually relevant and meaningful professional development opportunities that meet campus-wide and departmental professional development needs for faculty who have multiple demands on their t…

Conducting Needs Assessments to Inform Instructional Design Practices and Decisions
Conducting Needs Assessments to Inform Instructional Design Practices and Decisions

The purpose of a needs assessment is to determine the current state of performance and the desired state of performance. When conducting a needs assessment, it is important to gather sufficient data to understand the situation warranting instructiona…

Undergraduate Students in Online Social Communities: An Exploratory Investigation of Deliberate Informal Learning Practices
Undergraduate Students in Online Social Communities: An Exploratory Investigation of Deliberate Informal Learning Practices

A total of 573 undergraduate students consented to participate in this investigation about deliberate informal learning practices using social media. Data analysis consisted of parametric and non-parametric statistical procedures. An analysis of the …

Realizing Equity and Inclusion Goals in the Design of MOOCs
Realizing Equity and Inclusion Goals in the Design of MOOCs

Our research explores coherence between diversity, equity, and inclusion goals that faculty articulate in advance of the design process and their enactment within massive open online courses (MOOCs). The purpose of the study is to gain an understandi…

How Instructional Designers Approach Conflict with Faculty
How Instructional Designers Approach Conflict with Faculty

Using a multiple case study approach, we interviewed 14 instructional designers working at different universities to explore the approaches and strategies they utilized when experiencing conflict with faculty. While past practitioner-based research h…

Instructional Designers in Higher Education: Roles, Challenges, and Supports
Instructional Designers in Higher Education: Roles, Challenges, and Supports

Instructional designers (IDs) play a crucial role in higher education institutions’ teaching and learning endeavors. This review of literature on IDs in higher education between 2000 and 2020 found that their roles, responsibilities, and challe…

 Using Botanical Structures to Inform Collaborative and Multi-Disciplinary Learning in the Digital Age
Using Botanical Structures to Inform Collaborative and Multi-Disciplinary Learning in the Digital Age

Bringing together multi-disciplinary teaching approaches emphasizes that there are more similarities than differences across disciplines and that intertwining these different pedagogies creates more fruitful learning environments. This chapter consid…