Instructional Design for E-Learning – (IDEL) | CLCC Members Team up with Ministry to Train Cohort of ProfessorsJordan
IDEL - CLCC Working Group
From 1-5 December 2019, a team of seven international experts in instructional design and technology partnered with UNHCR and the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MoHE) in Jordan to deliver a week-long course in Instructional Design for E-Learning (IDEL) to 50 faculty from 10 institutions across the Kingdom.
CLCC members Arizona State University, Bard College, Centreity, and UNHCR joined experts from Fordham University, Johns Hopkins University, the Carey Center for Global Good, Yarmouk University, and the MoHE to deliver an intensive, week-long introductory training in Amman.
The Instructional Design E-Learning (IDEL) working group combined a centuries-old, student-centered pedagogical model of excellence with Knowledge Taxonomy, Cognitive Apprenticeship, and Backward Design to create an Intelligent pedagogical framework. The model focuses on the student experience, creating a three-dimensional learning environment that connects cultures and contexts.
The response to the course from faculty and the Ministry was overwhelmingly positive; further iterations as well as more advanced training have been requested and planning for these is underway. Additionally, organizations from elsewhere in MENA and Southeast Asia have expressed interest in engaging with IDEL, and conversations are ongoing. In response to the COVID pandemic and requests from faculty, the IDEL team held a series of webinars open to all university staff in Jordan to both support their immediate needs as they quickly shifted to fully online teaching and to reinforce the work done during the training in December.
An outline of the IDEL course and the course workbook is available on the IDEL website, IDEL center. All work of this team will be freely available as Open Educational Resources.
Professor Feedback: “ I learned how to use available multimedia tools for designing interactive content, and I now understand concepts of Universal Design for Learning, reflection, and engagement.” –Mutah University
“Now I can structure what I know to provide students with structured content online.” -Yarmouk University
“I learned instructional design techniques that should be used for any course, I now understand how to link between topics and learning outcomes.” -Princess Sumaya, University for Technology
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