Intertwined Narratives of Design and Development: Conceptualizing an Online Course through Instructional Designer-Faculty Partnership and Storytelling
Abstract: The communication forged between faculty and instructional designers as they follow a systematic course development process is unique and engaging. The session explores how the process of conceptualizing an online course is initiated, how the relationship between faculty and instructional designer develops, and how a course comes alive through a dynamic relationship build on systematic process and storytelling-based communication. The ongoing relationship between faculty and instructional designers as they create an online course requires both pedagogical and technical expertise (Caplan & Graham, 2004). As faculty and instructional designers collaborate through the development process, they embark on a journey of exploring how the process is supported by a peer-based approach to quality assurance following Quality Matters standards, how to adapt it to the faculty teaching philosophy and practices and to the specific course context and needs.