According to Instructional Design in Higher Education: Defining an Evolving Field, sharing “research and best practices” and "improving training and development processes" helps define the field of instructional design (Beirne & Romanoski, 2018).
on 2018, I’m grateful that I had opportunities to help define the field.
Some highlights from my year:
- Created my first OER: Designing Quality Online Discussions and Image, Video and Audio Resources
- Supported faculty learning to teach online
- Became a faculty mentor and mentored faculty teaching their first online courses
- Designed a course, that will be taught by various faculty members, in which students use OER to create all of their assignments
- Worked with an instructional designer in another state through the ID2ID Program on projects that included: the application of research to improve courses and to create/improve processes, and submitting a (recently accepted) conference proposal
- Became an Adobe Campus Leader because of my contributions to the community in the Adobe Education Exchange.
- Worked on an Innovation Grant with a teacher who created and used an open Education textbook in her courses
- Became a QM-Certified Higher Ed Peer Reviewer and worked on a team to externally review a graduate-level university course
- Blogged in the Canvas Community to share my research & experiences. My most popular blog post was Best Practices for Discussions but a more recent one that I hope influences educators is Resources from the Open Education Conference 2018
Beirne, E. & Romanoski, M. P. (2018). Instructional Design in Higher Education: Defining an Evolving Field from OLC Outlook: An Environmental Scan of The Digital Learning Landscape. OLC Research Center for Digital Learning and Leadership, Online Learning Consortium. Retrieved from https://olc-wordpress-assets.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/2018/07/Instructional-Design-in-Higher-Education-Defining-an-Evolving-Field.pdf