Designing Multimedia for Student Reflection: Lessons From a Team Collaboration and Debrief
Participate and share : Poster
Sunday, November 29, 11:00 am–12:00 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)
Catherine Bacos Iesha Jackson Gary Gates Benjamin Root Elizabeth Barrie
Learn how an online course development team — teacher, instructional designer, artist, programmer, administrator — collaborated on designing multimedia learning experiences to support student reflection and critical thinking on readings about real-world issues. Hear about the lessons learned from their collaboration and best practices for technology-enhanced learning.
|Audience:||Coaches, Teachers, Teacher education/higher ed faculty|
|Attendee devices:||Devices not needed|
|Topic:||Instructional design & delivery|
|Grade level:||Community college/university|
|ISTE Standards:||For Coaches:
Teaching, Learning and Assessments
Given the challenging task of designing their first online course, teachers need timely and effective technology professional development support in not only online teaching but designing technology-enhanced learning experiences (Downing & Dyment, 2013). A question that arises is how teaching in a classroom setting translates to an online setting. To address challenges such as reduced learner interaction with course content (Xiao, 2017; Zimmerman, 2012) and lower student satisfaction resulting from perceptions of greater demands in online environments compared to face-to-face (Mullen & Tallent-Runnels, 2006), traditional reading and reflective writing activities can be enhanced using technology such as digital tools and resources to design multimedia learning experiences.
The purpose of this presentation is to demonstrate the collaborative process of designing a multimedia learning experience from an interdisciplinary team perspective. Specifically, the collaborative design of a multimedia learning experience will be presented as a design thinking approach (Brown & Kātz, 2019; Gibbons, Boling, & Smith, 2014) to using technology to assess learning and effectively engage students in reflective and critical thinking of concepts from the readings and activities in an online graduate-level course. Participants will learn best practices in collaborative instructional design when planning technology-enhanced learning experiences from the perspectives of a university's online course development team (i.e., teacher, instructional designer, artist, programmer, and administrator). The results of the collaborative design will be shared, an authentic multimedia learning experience that engages students and aligns with the objectives and foundational concepts of the online course.
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