Presentation A: The Instructional Designer as Full Partner with Faculty in the Design of COIL Courses
Rick Reo, Instructional Designer, Division of Instructional Technology, George Mason University
Abstract: A core challenge for faculty new to developing Globally Networked Learning Environments (GNLE) courses involves faculty professional development issues related to quality online course design and effective online teaching. A key step in addressing this challenge is to understand the multidimensional role of the Instructional Designer (ID) in the planning of highly collaborative, online, international learning environments or courses, and to make explicit the critical pedagogical role played by IDs in the course design relationship.
Presentation B: A View from the Trenches: An Instructional Designer Perspective on COIL
Douglas Hemphill, Instructional Designer, Division of Extended Learning, SUNY Oswego
Abstract: This session will offer a view into the growth of SUNY Oswego’s COIL initiative, from two courses in fall of 2012 to a sustainable and maturing program featuring six courses in six countries in the spring of 2014. The presentation will cover high level processes and workflows, but will be focusing on the challenges faced from an instructional design standpoint.