DIY Digital Design: What Teachers Need to Know About Online Learning Design
Participate and share : Interactive lecture
Friday, December 4, 12:30–1:15 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)
As teachers develop more online content for students, a new educator skillset becomes necessary: digital content design. Often the well-intentioned decisions we make when designing online content can have unintended negative impact. Learn about research-based strategies to design more effective e-learning content and ultimately improve student outcomes.
|Audience:||Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers, Professional developers|
|Attendee devices:||Devices useful|
|Attendee device specification:||Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
|Topic:||Instructional design & delivery|
|ISTE Standards:||For Educators:
|Additional detail:||ISTE author presentation, Session recorded for video-on-demand|
Attendees will discuss and reflect on the differences between face-to-face instruction and how instruction is designed online.
Participants will learn about quick strategies for improving teacher-created online content by thinking like an instructional designer.
Attendees will be given the chance to share their own expertise around design strategies to improve digital learning.
:00-:05 - Introduction of speaker, explanation of interactive Q&A tool to be used throughout presentation, and preliminary audience discussion of examples of good design
:05-:15 - Design strategies to improve consistency and accessibility of eLearning content
:15-:25 - Lesson design online
:25-:35 - Designing for cognitive load
:35-:45 - Designing for how we read and interact online
:45-:55 - Personalization and interaction in online content
:55-1:00 - Closing, Q&A
A Padlet wall will be used throughout for the audience to share their own design tips, strategies, and favorite tools.
E-Learning by Design by William Horton
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0)
The Accidental Instructional Designer by Cammy Bean
Interface Design for Learning by Dorian Peters
Essentials of Online Course Design by Marjorie Vai and Kristen Sosulski
Michele Eaton is the Director of Virtual and Blended Learning for the M.S.D. of Wayne Township in Indianapolis, Indiana. She focuses on staff and course development for Achieve Virtual Education Academy and provides leadership for the district's blended initiatives. Michele is a 2018 EdWeek Leader to Learn From, CoSN CETL and 2016 Next Generation Leader, President of the ISTE Online and Blended Learning Network, Conference Chair for the Indiana Connected Educators organization, and moderator for the #INeLearn chat. You can follow her on Twitter at @micheeaton.