ERIC Number: EJ809993
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
Collaborative Course Design: Changing the Process, Acknowledging the Context, and Implications for Academic Development
Ziegenfuss, Donna Harp; Lawler, Patricia A.
International Journal for Academic Development, v13 n3 p151-160 Sep 2008
This research study describes the experiences and perceptions of an instructor and an instructional design specialist who collaborated on the design and implementation of a university course using a new course design process. Findings uncovered differences between an informal collaboration process and the adaptation of that process for implementation in a classroom setting. Recommendations support the concepts of a long-term collaboration, consideration of classroom constraints, and the importance of course participant voices and perspectives. Thoughtful consideration of the interaction of the design and implementation processes and commitment to continual course design collaboration can have positive implications for academic development.
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Instructional Design, Instructional Development, Cooperative Planning, Consultants, Consultation Programs, Course Organization, Faculty Development, Instructional Improvement, Phenomenology
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Authoring Institution: N/A