Beyond the Lecture: Designing Media for Interactivity and Engagement

Wednesday, February 11 | 11:15AM–12:00PM | California Pavilion Promenade, Second Floor
Session Type: Professional Development

This poster presentation will focus on a process for creating engaging and interactive media as a component of instructional design. Examples of video produced for different instructional purposes within online courses at Columbia University will be presented, such as: translating 3-D objects into the online space; using video to instruct and capture clinical performance skills; documentary excerpts of an advocacy group showing course principles in action; simulations of professional scenarios; and interactive branching scenarios. We will show how media production is a part of- and not a product of-instructional design.

OUTCOMES: Describe a process for integrating instructional design and production * Develop a rationale for guidelines for producing engaging media * Use a design-driven approach for suggesting different media for different instructional purposes


  • Brian Dashew

    Director of Instructional Design, Columbia University
  • Melanie Hibbert

    Director of Instructional Media & Technology and Media Center, Barnard College

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