Collaborating for Quality: A Discussion of Approaches to Course Design and Development
The collaborative relationship between designer and instructor-expert can have a tremendous impact on
quality. Join this panel of practicing instructional designers to discuss the processes, practices, and team configurations that lead to quality online courses. How can collaboration be nurtured? How can momentum be maintained during the course development process? How does the game design and development process inform course design and increase quality? Learn more about these topics or bring your own questions to this lively discussion.
Penny Ralston-Berg, Penn State University World Campus
Desmond McCaffrey, University of Connecticut
Karla Kmetz, University of South Florida
Penny is currently an instructional designer for the Penn State World Campus. Her research interests include student perspectives of quality and how this impacts the design practice. She recently co-authored the book *MindMeld: Micro-Collaboration between eLearning Designers and Instructor Experts* with Jon D. Aleckson (http://www.atwoodpublishing.com/books/345.htm
For over 10 years, Desmond McCaffrey has been active in curriculum development, instructional design, faculty development, and institutional efforts to increase quality in online education. He currently leads the University of Connecticut's eCampus group in its efforts to support online course design and faculty development.
Karla Kmetz is an Instructional Designer at Distance Learning and Instructional Media Services and Adjunct Faculty in the College of Education at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. With 6 years of experience in education and accessible technologies, her professional interests include universal design for instruction in higher education and the accessibility of online courses.