Two Heads Are Better Than One: Reinventing the Online Course Development Process for Quality, Efficacy, and Efficiency

Thursday, November 02 | 8:00AM–8:30AM ET | Meeting Room 103A, 100 Level
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Interactive Presentation
The one-on-one online course design process was reaching the end of its useful life, limiting scale and providing an isolating and sometimes frustrating experience for faculty. A yearlong process to redesign a new, cohort-based approach has yielded compelling results in scale, experience, and productivity.

Outcomes: Identify at least three limitations inherent to one-on-one, instructional designer-as-project-manager online course design models * Learn about 3 advantages to cohort online course development * Recognize the value in including technology and nontechnology resource groups in online course development


  • Jeremy Bond

    Interim Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Central Michigan University
  • Kathryn Dirkin

    Professor, Central Michigan University

Resources & Downloads

  • EDUCAUSE Two Heads are Better than OneReinventing the online course development process Slides

    7 MB, pptx - Updated on 1/22/2024