Sunday, October 27th, 2019
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Workshops
Pecos 2
Session Title
Yoga as a Metaphor for Instructional Design: Using the Practice of Yoga to Explore the Collaborative Processes of Building Quality Online Courses
How does one lead a team in a collaborative process of building quality online courses? The practice of yoga provides a compelling image through which to explore the presence and work of those who lead design teams. Toward that end, the metaphor can help faculty and instructional designers begin work with a design team, assume their professional persona, work the creative process, deal with competing forces to create something new, lead difficult team members, endure complications with patience, and learn from their work. This workshop is not really about yoga, but you may learn some!
Learning Objectives
Intended Participants - Role
Instructional Designers
Intended Participants - Knowledge Level
Clay Ham, Instructional Designer, Virtual South Carolina
Clay is a Project Management Professional with leadership experience in higher education and higher education accreditation. Clay served for seven years on a HE accreditation commission recognized by the US Department of Education; four of those years he chaired the commission. Currently, he serves as an instructional designer/project manager supporting teams of content experts and media object designers in the development of courses for VirtualSC, a state-sponsored online program serving students grades 7-12 in South Carolina. He regularly leads review teams for Quality Matters as a certified K-12 and CPE Master Reviewer. He has presented at the QM Connect Conference the past two years: in 2017, "The Instructional Designer as Project Manager," and in 2018, a session similar to this workshop proposal. This year, Clay serves as the K-12 representative on the QM Connect Program Committee. His profile on LinkedIn can be found at