Friday, April 9th, 2021
3:20 PM - 4:10 PM: Concurrent Sessions
Quality Within Constraints: Course Design in a Hurry!
Join us to discuss how a rapid prototyping model can be paired with QM to design quality online courses in a hurry. We will also share how we prioritize enhancements and use an iterative design strategy to achieve continuous improvement over time.
Identify constraints related to course design and development.
Discuss options for rapidly creating online courses.
Discuss planning for enhancements and continuous improvement.
Penny Ralston-Berg, Senior Instructional Designer, Penn State world Campus
Penny Ralston-Berg is an award-winning instructional designer with more than 20 years of online course design experience. Her research interests include student perspectives of quality and how this impacts design practice; growth of instructional designers from novice to expert; and the use of games and simulations in online instruction. She serves as the QM Coordinator for Penn State and is a former chair of the Quality Matters Instructional Designers Association.
Heather Braatz, Instructional Designer and Educator, Worsham College of Mortuary Science
Heather Braatz is an instructional designer and educator at Worsham College of Mortuary Science. She supports the development, preparation, and delivery of online courses and continuing education programs. She has an MSEd in Administrative Leadership-Adult, Continuing and Higher Education Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and a BFA from Columbia College Chicago. Heather is a licensed funeral director and serves on the VA Advisory Committee for Cemeteries and Memorials.
William Rudge, Adjunct Professor of Philosophy, Penn State Shenango
Dr. Rudge has also taught philosophy and theology courses at several other schools. Along with his teaching responsibilities, he is the executive assistant at Bill Rudge Ministries. Through this international organization, he has spoken at numerous religious institutions, schools, leadership and men's conferences, and special outreaches. He has also written numerous articles and books for the ministry.