Chapter 1How Do I Begin?

I strive for two things in design: simplicity and clarity.—Lindon Leader

Don't do what I did! When I was a new instructional designer, I had the opportunity to collaborate with our academic administrative team to develop faculty workshops for teaching online. Initially those workshops were offered face-to-face, and we covered major topics like community building, course design, teaching techniques, and assessment. As our ­faculty grew and adjunct instructors were located farther away from our main campus, the academic administrative team began to consider blended and fully online workshop options. When I began to redesign the face-to-face course for fully online delivery, I wanted to make sure that faculty taking the ...

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