Learning Design
Now & Later: Strategies for Transitioning to Remote Instruction for the Short and Longer Term
Last month, much of higher education was caught off guard as we were asked to quickly pivot classroom-based courses to remote delivery. As the situation moves from an emergency response to one of acclimating to our new learning methods and modalities, we now have better opportunities to discuss options moving forward, as well as contingency planning considerations for the future. This session is appropriate for administrators, faculty, QMCs, and instructional designers/DL staff, as we come together to discuss workable solutions based on institutional context and goals. Please join the conversation with your experiences, ideas, and questions!
Learning Objectives:
Define remote instruction and academic continuity short and long-term goals.
Identify workable options for quickly transitioning F2F courses to remote instruction.
Prioritize transition steps based on institutional context considerations and learner needs.
Intended Audience: Role
Instructional Designers
Intended Audience: Knowledge Level
New to QM
Experienced with QM
Bethany Simunich, Director of Research & Innovation, Quality Matters

Penny Ralston-Berg, Senior Instructional Designer, Penn State world Campus
Penny Ralston-Berg is a Senior Instructional Designer for the Penn State World Campus. She also serves as the Quality Matters Coordinator for Penn State. Her research interests include student perspectives of quality, instructional design practice, and the use of games and simulations in online instruction. She is the 2017 recipient of the QM Directors' Award for Exceptional Service and is currently the chair of the QM Instructional Designers Association.