Instructional Design & Technology
In addition to my role as a senior instructional systems designer, I am also an associate professor with the School of Professional Studies (Advantage). During AY 2012-2013 Advantage launched a new graduate certificate program in Instructional Design & Technology (IDT). Courses that Dr. Andria Stokes and I designed. Courses that I teach in the program include:
ID 600 Introduction to IDT and ePortfolio
This 1-credit hour course is taken with any of the other courses when starting the program. Here students are introduced to the field of instructional design & technology. Students create an ePortfolio that they will use throughout the program to document their professional development.
ID 611 Trends in Instructional Design & Technology
This course provides a historical view of the Instructional Design and Technology (ID&T) field to draw parallels between constantly changing issues and demands on its practitioners. Students will be challenged to adapt methods and technologies in innovative ways to respond to market demands. In addition, they will learn how to align ID&T with transformational initiatives and organizational strategic plans. Finally, students will gain a deep understanding of the value of ID&T in business and why learning solutions must be flexible and adaptive.
ID 621 & 631 Instructional Design Technology I & II
The central theme of the courses is flexibility and adaptability while working in design teams. Participants test their consulting skills and their conceptualizations of ID&T principles in problem-based scenarios. Participants come into the course with methods and techniques developed earlier emphasizing instructional designs that are iterative and use evolutionary approaches. An intentional link between business requirements, learning theories, instructional design models, and technologies will provide students with approaches to designing learning solutions that provide speed-to-value at minimal costs for clients. Technology is demonstrated as an enabler to achieve these results. The courses focus on designing learning programs that develop technical and interpersonal skills.
ID 641 Organizational Learning
This final course takes a macro view of applied technologies and systems in managing learning enterprises. While students will analyze traditional models of managing learning through administrative systems and analytics; the impact of social networking on performance is a major focus of the course. Students will evaluate how future trends and changing technologies will promote building a “living” knowledge system.
Organizational Development & Management
I also teach a number of OD and MG courses to include:
CO/PY 321 Leadership
This course has a two-fold emphasis. It is first an overview of theories about leadership, including the traits, skills and behaviors associated with those theories. Secondly, it focuses on one’s personal leadership, whether at work, in the community, within groups, or in any other form of organization. Students learn about the evolution of theories on leadership and relate those theories to case studies and their own leadership. Throughout the course, they explore the meaning of leadership to their own goals and assess their interests, values, priorities, and qualities that support or test those goals. Students use the knowledge gained in this course to plan for their own development as a leader so that they are better equipped to meet the challenges of new opportunities and a changing world. Meets the Communication Intensive course requirement in the major.
MG/PY 688 Leadership & Influence Processes
This is a course about leadership theory specifically in the context of management
and organizations. In this course, you will survey the broad spectrum of leadership
theories and the research that led toward the theoretical conclusions. You will learn to appreciate the strength of the theories but understand the limitations so that as practitioners you can apply your own set of principles based on what we do now about leadership.
MG/OD 650 Strategic Communication
This course focuses on the interpersonal communication and leadership skills needed for effective organizational development. The course emphasizes conflict management, presentation skills, and informal writing, as well as important leadership skills ranging from giving and receiving feedback to performance appraisals. The course is designed as a “train the trainers” course, enabling learners to later pass on skills to consulting clients, co-workers, and employees.
MG/OD 675 Team Development & Facilitation
This course examines the processes involved in groups and teams including their development, evolution, establishment of norms, handling dissension and problem solving.
As part of a curriculum redesign effort, I updated the following course and was the faculty for the first delivery in the Fall of 2014.
PM 676 Management Technology and Strategy
Many organizations use knowledge management strategies to learn and continuously improve their technology base. Dynamic innovation capabilities help organizations remain agile and competitive. This course examines the role of project management in creating and managing these capabilities. It suggests that with a project-driven technology strategy, organizations can better manage technology innovation to sustain their competitive edge. Specifically the course looks at how to leverage the project management office/organization (PMO) to effectively manage a technology strategy.