Presentation Title

Come on in, the Content’s Fine with Invitational Design

Start

9-30-2020 1:00 PM

End

9-30-2020 2:00 PM

Short Description

Much like preparing to invite guests into your home, we, instructional hosts, should prepare our online course content so students feel invited and welcomed to have positive experiences and academic success. Results of Invitational Design can include more effective learning, engagement, retention, and perhaps even enthusiastic course reviews from students.

Abstract

ADA, UDL, FERPA, UX, VR, DX, ESL… What do these mean? Do they really matter? Confusion can set in when we gaze into the digital alphabet soup before us, and it may even leave us feeling cold about course content development. Instead, let’s warm up these important concepts with some reflection on what is vital in our online content keeping the student experience as the central point. Much like preparing to invite guests into your home, we should prepare our online course content knowing personalized hard work intended for all students can pay off. Results of Invitational Design can include more effective learning, engagement, retention, and perhaps even enthusiastic course reviews from students. Attendees will be given suggestions to consider from an Invitational Design perspective, be encouraged to select a few to work on right away, and commit to learning how to be better host instructors to all their guest students through regular feedback. Invitational Design is intended to simplify the course content development as an ongoing process through reflective consideration of what content and approaches will best engage, personalize, and help all students learn. A short presentation describing the concepts behind Invitation Design (simplification/chunking, easing of navigation, clearing out unused files, running accessibility/UDL checks, regularly taking on the student role, asking for student feedback throughout the term, simple/plain language, meeting with peers/IDs) will be followed by passing out invitation postcards for participants to reflect and choose and write down three items on the postcard to improve their course development and delivery. Once written down, items chosen will be discussed with neighboring participants to further cement their own changes and get peer feedback and suggestions.

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Concurrent Session

Institutional level targeted

Higher Ed

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Come on in, the Content’s Fine with Invitational Design

ADA, UDL, FERPA, UX, VR, DX, ESL… What do these mean? Do they really matter? Confusion can set in when we gaze into the digital alphabet soup before us, and it may even leave us feeling cold about course content development. Instead, let’s warm up these important concepts with some reflection on what is vital in our online content keeping the student experience as the central point. Much like preparing to invite guests into your home, we should prepare our online course content knowing personalized hard work intended for all students can pay off. Results of Invitational Design can include more effective learning, engagement, retention, and perhaps even enthusiastic course reviews from students. Attendees will be given suggestions to consider from an Invitational Design perspective, be encouraged to select a few to work on right away, and commit to learning how to be better host instructors to all their guest students through regular feedback. Invitational Design is intended to simplify the course content development as an ongoing process through reflective consideration of what content and approaches will best engage, personalize, and help all students learn. A short presentation describing the concepts behind Invitation Design (simplification/chunking, easing of navigation, clearing out unused files, running accessibility/UDL checks, regularly taking on the student role, asking for student feedback throughout the term, simple/plain language, meeting with peers/IDs) will be followed by passing out invitation postcards for participants to reflect and choose and write down three items on the postcard to improve their course development and delivery. Once written down, items chosen will be discussed with neighboring participants to further cement their own changes and get peer feedback and suggestions.