Democratizing Online Learning in Postsecondary Education: Instructional Design Plans

Robert McGray

In the Winter of 2018, Nick Contant and I had a discussion about our colleagues involved in teaching online or blended classes. At that time, he found that people were keen to talk about their approaches to teaching and possible variations that may have been successful for others. We are fortunate to work with many tremendous scholars of teaching and learning but, alas, time does not always permit the amount of collaboration that we wish to have with our peers. To this end, we organized a teaching fair to share and discuss strategies in the summer of 2018 – this volume documents some of those. We hope that you will find some inspiration in these plans as they reflect the experiences and scholarship of many passionate about online pedagogy.


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The instructional design plans in this volume were peer reviewed through a double-blind process. I would like to thank the review team for their work and their comments to the authors: Giulia Forsythe, David Hutchinson, Carol Reinhart Rahn, Sharmaine Itwaru, and Nick Contant.


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