Instructional Design Live is based around Instructional Design related topics and is opportunity for Instructional Designers and professionals engaged in similar work to discuss effective online teaching and learning practices.
This week, we explored differences and similarities between Instructional Design work in corporate and higher education settings with Karl Kapp: http://karlkapp.blogspot.com/, http://karlkapp.com. Karl's background teaching e-learning classes and experiece training CEO's and front line staff gives him a unique perspective on desiging learning for these environments. Some of the points discussed include:
This week, we discussed how to promote learning through asynchronous discussions, in many cases, the heart of online courses. Issues considered include: developing a sense of community, structuring discussions, setting expectations, assessment and strategies for facilitating quality interactions.