Virtual School Meanderings

August 9, 2018

Instructional Design Specialist Gains Valuable Training Through OLC/SUNY Instructional Designer Certificate Program

An item from Monday’s inbox…

The goal of the Instructional Designer Certificate Program is to help instructional designers build or refine their skills in working with faculty during the course design and development process. Throughout the four 4-week courses, you will:

  • learn strategies and gain resources for guiding faculty through the course design/development process,
  • analyze learning/instructional theories and instructional methods,
  • assess needs for online course resources, identify ways to stay current with emerging best practices,
  • and become qualified in applying the OSCQR rubric and process.

The courses in this program can be taken together for the overall certificate, or taken as separate professional development offerings.

Intrigued? Join the upcoming cohort in September.

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“The OLC/SUNY Instructional Designer Certificate Program gave me hands-on experience with methods, tools, and technology that I could begin using immediately in my work with faculty and within my organization. The support and ideas from the fellow professionals in the program courses wasexceptional.”
Melissa Baysingar, Instructional Design Specialist,
William Rainey Harper College


Instructional Design in Higher Education - Defining an Evolving Field NEW REPORT HIGHLIGHTS INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGNERS

Instructional Design in Higher Education: Defining an Evolving Field, is the second white paper in the OLC Outlook series. It provides an overview of the growing field of instructional design in higher education, from why the field is growing to how designers are functioning in their role. The report is accompanied by an annotated bibliography to offer further resources for reading in this area.button_learn-more.png



Are you looking for new multimedia strategies for your virtual or blended classroom? Join us as we explore an easy-to-use online video delivery platform, YouTube. In this collaborative learning environment, you will learn to create a video, determine the best licensing and privacy settings, implement an interactive component to the video and manage closed captioning for accessibility purposes. Join facilitator Leah Chuchran-Davis for the next workshop starting on August 20th.

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Facilitator Leah Chuchran-Davis has been teaching and learning in the online environment since 2005, and all her degrees and certificates were also earned online. She is currently a virtual- preneur not only with The Online Learning Consortium, but also for Emory College.





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  1. I too the instructional design course through EdTech and I thought it was very valuable. I didn’t realize they offered a certificate. It sounds like a good training program.

    Comment by advicefromthefield — August 9, 2018 @ 6:31 pm | Reply

    • If you are more focused on adult populations, than the OLC programs are great. They have little focus on the K-12 or adolescent learner though.

      Comment by Michael Barbour — August 10, 2018 @ 6:51 am | Reply

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