P02 BYOD: Introduction to Instructional Design
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Monday, October 22
St. Croix B
Most learning experiences, including instructor-led and online courses, webinars, and workshops, have one thing in common: An instructional designer (ID) was involved. However, many instructional designers fall into the role accidentally, being assigned the role more because of subject matter expertise than expertise in ID. Many people have the responsibility of designing learning experiences without the training on how to properly execute instructional design.
In this workshop, you will explore the world of instructional design and build skills that you can immediately apply in your work. You will examine learning theories, instructional strategies, and a systematic approach to determining training needs. You will practice designing, developing, and implementing appropriate solutions to those needs, and evaluating the success of the end product. By attending this workshop, you will gain practical guidance to help form a greater understanding of instructional design as a field, while completing collaborative activities that will help participants apply their understanding of concepts learned.
In this session, you will learn:
- Principles and processes of instructional design
- About the concept of instructional design models, and how they support pedagogical best practices for teaching and learning
- How to create your own instructional design model
- How to conduct an evaluation of an online course, based on your understanding of instructional design principles and processes
Designers, developers, and any other individuals interested in pursuing a role in instructional design or individuals new to the field of instructional design.
Technology discussed in this session:
Various technologies used in instructional design practices.
Participant technology requirements:
Laptop and/or tablet with Wi-Fi.
Instructional Designer and eLearning Developer
Ashley Chiasson Consulting
Ashley Chiasson is an instructional designer and consultant with nearly a decade of experience developing high-quality eLearning solutions for various clients. She holds a master’s degree in education (post-secondary studies) and a bachelor of arts in linguistics and psychology. In addition to being a small-business owner, Ashley is a part-time faculty member at Mount Saint Vincent University, Canada, having taught Introduction to Instructional Design as an MEd special topics course, and she is a full-time instructional designer at Nova Scotia Community College. She is also a self-proclaimed ambassador of Articulate software.