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Instructional Designers' Learning Exchange

Instructional Designers' Learning Exchange

Instructional Designers' Learning Exchange

The Instructional Designers' Learning Exchange (IDLE) is a series of webinars provided by the QM IDA. The webinars are available for free to QM IDA members only. Sessions are scheduled for one hour, with approximately 30 minutes of presentation followed by 30 minutes of Q & A with the presenter and each other, for a true learning exchange!

All IDLE webinars are recorded and available to QM IDA members via MyQM. To view recordings:

  1. Sign in to MyQM.
  2. Select the "Reference Library" menu.
  3. Select the IDA Learning Exchange link.
  4. Select the recording you wish to view.

Upcoming IDLE Events

Check back for details on our next IDLE event.

Past IDLE Events

November 15, 2016
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET

Instructional Design Strategies to Promote Deep, Accelerated Learning
Presented by Amy M Grincewicz

Accelerated learning environments are becoming more common. An increasing number of university programs, particularly at the graduate level and within nursing, are moving to an accelerated model, where time is compressed to help learners achieve the necessary knowledge and skills at a quicker pace (Rafferty & Lindell 2011, Wlodkowski & Ginsberg, 2010). In addition, the goal of many programs is to achieve a deep level of learning, instructional designers need to utilize strategies that promote deep learning within accelerated learning environments. This presentation discusses the results of a Delphi Study that built consensus from expert instructional designers on their use of instructional strategies to promote deep learning within accelerated courses across disciplines.

Amy M GrincewiczAmy M Grincewicz is an Instructional Designer with Kent State University and a Ph.D. candidate with Capella University in Instructional Design for Online Learning. Amy has worked in the instructional design field for the last nine years with a plethora of experiences from designing educational games to designing online/blended courses. She has variety of publications including book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals covering a variety of instructional design topics. In addition to her instructional design experience, she has experience teaching within higher education. She currently teaches courses in the Bachelors of Arts Instructional Design program for Ashford University.

October 11, 2016
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET
Designing Engaging Discussion Boards
Presented by Candie McKee, Ph.D., and Kristin Winterrowd, M.A.

This presentation looks at best practices for discussion questions. We explore the best practices presented in leading literature, as well as discuss how we have modified discussions to garner more engagement from students.