902 Starting Off Strong: Planning for Successful ID Projects
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Thursday, March 28
It can be challenging for an instructional designer to manage scope creep and have difficult conversations throughout the course of the project, however you can minimize the likelihood of those things happening with the right tools in your toolbox, and a friendly, approachable attitude.
Discover planning tools and techniques that can help your project experience go smoothly from start to finish. You’ll learn how to lay the foundation for a positive and collaborative relationship with your SME by holding a kickoff meeting that sets realistic expectations. You’ll then look at how to use Google Docs and RealTimeBoard for your ID projects to determine timelines for milestones, and visually plan the course at a high level. You’ll leave with concrete tips and tools you can use right away to confidently approach the planning process, and set the tone for a collaborative, successful project.
In this session, you will learn:
- How to start a project off strong with a productive kickoff meeting
- How to lay the foundation for a positive and collaborative relationship with your SME
- How to use RealTimeBoard as a visual planning tool to make sure everyone understands the scope
- How to use Google Docs as a project planning tool
Technology discussed in this session:
Google Docs, RealTimeBoard
Teaching & Learning Designer
Case Western Reserve University
Heather Bolden is a teaching and learning designer at Case Western Reserve University. She enjoys brainstorming and problem-solving with faculty to come up with new ideas and solutions for engaging students in online and in-person courses, in a variety of formats. She helps faculty discover how online learning can work for them and their students by focusing on pedagogically enhancing their courses and figuring out the appropriate role technology can play.