Wednesday, October 28th, 2020
1:35 PM - 2:25 PM: Concurrent Sessions
Theory to Practice
Designing Effective Teaching and Significant Learning: The Cycle of Course Design
This session provides a full 360? view of the Cycle of Course Design model. Participant teams will work through the cycle's guidebook of activities to demonstrate the components as they compare this innovative campus model to their current practice.
Learning Objectives
Analyzing their current course design practice.
Evaluating the model as they gain a broader perspective of course design.
Developing faculty "buy-in" to improve their campus process through the Cycle of Course Design.
Intended Participants: Role
Instructional Designers
Intended Participants - Knowledge Level
People with some experience in the topic, but looking to grow
Karen LaPlant, Curriculum Developer/Instructional Designer, Metropolitan State University
Karen LaPlant was a faculty member at Hennepin Technical College where she taught courses in Business and Information Technology for 30 years with the past 15 years online using Brightspace. LaPlant has a Masters in Instructional Technology from St. Cloud State University. Karen has presented at national conferences in course design, communication, accessibility, LTI, Integrating Technology, Future Classroom. She is a Certified Quality Matters Reviewer and an ACBSP Accreditation site reviewer.

Zala Fashant, Curriculum Developer/Instructional Designer, Encore Professional Development
Zala Fashant is a retired faculty member, faculty developer for over 10,000 faculty and dean in the Minnesota State system. He delivered course design courses to faculty worldwide. Zala has a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Minnesota, Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from St. Cloud State University. Zala has served as a Certified Quality Matters Reviewer and has recently co-authored the book Designing Effective Teaching and Significant Learning.