Wednesday, October 28th, 2020
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM: Concurrent Sessions
Teaching Strategies that Facilitate Learning
Designing Flexible Courses for Environmental Challenges
This session provides design strategies for courses and pedagogy to effectively move from classroom to online delivery. Participants share their best pandemic practices for continuous learning and a sense of normal during environmental challenges.
Learning Objectives
Design courses allow changing from F2F, blended and online quickly and effectively.
Discuss best practice strategies to continue safe learning during environmental challenges.
Develop faculty "buy-in" redesigning courses to meet student needs during environmental challenges.
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 16 years hybrid/online. LaPlant has a Masters in Instructional Technology from St. Cloud State University. Karen has presented at national conferences in course design for many years. She is a Certified Quality Matters Reviewer, ACBSP Accreditation reviewer and recently co-authored a book Designing Effective Teaching and Significant Learning.

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. Fashant has a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Minnesota, Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from St. Cloud State University. Zala serves as a Certified Quality Matters Reviewer and has co-authored the book Designing Effective Teaching and Significant Learning.