Join our #AECT17 sessions!

For the fifth year in a row, Designers for Learning will be an exhibitor at the 2017 Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) convention in Jacksonville, FL. Also, members of our team will be presenting four sessions highlighting our work and related research. If you’re attending the AECT convention, please join us for these sessions:

Leading Learning for Change: Service and Personal Impact

  • When: Wednesday, November 8 | 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
  • Where: 3rd Level, Orlando
  • Who: Jennifer Maddrell & Jason Engerman
  • What: What impact will you make? At last year’s AECT convention, we posed this question to attendees. Reactions were varied. While some quickly jotted down their personal impact goals, others struggled. Do you mean impact that I’ll make today? At my job? In my personal life? This AECT-Impact Talk explores this question in relation to this year’s conference theme of “leading learning for change” by considering how service-learning can help our students target and achieve personal impact.
  • Session Slides

Recontextualizing OER for Diverse Learner Audiences

  • When: Thursday, November 9 | 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
  • Where: 3rd Level, City Terrace 07
  • Who: John Baaki, Camille Dickson-Deane, Jennifer Maddrell, Keya Mukherjee, Jen Vanek, and Alice Barlow-Zambodla.
  • What: This panel discussion will focus on the convention theme of Leading Learning for Change in an interconnected world by considering the opportunities and challenges of creating, adapting, and using open education resources (OER) to support adult education around the globe. With diverse educational and instructional design backgrounds, the panel will draw on their experience to consider the implications of both creating and adapting existing OER to different contexts and learner audiences.
  • Session Slides

Designers Using Authentic Personas to Develop Open Education Resources

  • When: Thursday, November 9 | 4:45 pm – 5:45 pm
  • Where: 3rd Level, City Terrace 09
  • Who: John Baaki & Jennifer Maddrell
  • What: To help designers, who developed open education resources for adults with a desire to pass a high school equivalency exam, gain empathy toward their learners and put themselves in the learners’ shoes, we constructed six authentic personas that represented adult basic education learners. Using an intrinsic case study approach, we present how we constructed six personas, which personas designers used to guide their design, and how personas chosen by designers developed during the design process.
  • Session Slides

Promoting Designer Agency through Reflexive Practice

  • When: Friday, November 10 | 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
  • Where: 3rd Level, Conf Center A
  • Who: John Baaki & Jennifer Maddrell
  • What: This session reports on the design and implementation of an online collaborative learning experience created to support and guide participants in their reflexive practice of design during an authentic real-world instructional design challenge. In addition to reviewing the design and implementation of the learning experience, the presenters will discuss the outcome of the experience, including participants’ experiences and perceptions, as well as an assessment of the resulting instructional design deliverables.
  • Session Handout