We often don’t systematically make decisions about media used to deliver instruction—and that creates problems. We need a method to select media that is appropriate to instructional goals and the political realities of the client organization.

Participants in this session will learn a method for media selection that systematically considers the appropriate media for a given objective and then involves stakeholders in a collaborative process to select from appropriate media while referencing the practical and political needs of the client organization. You’ll take away a tool that consists of guidelines and a decision tree used to prepare a blueprint decision grid, an example decision grid, and a blank decision grid. You’ll also get hands-on practice in using the tool.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to describe the need for systematic, client-centered media selection
  • Best practices from a case study where such selections were made
  • How to complete an example blueprint grid
  • How to conduct a blueprint meeting

Audience:
Intermediate designers, developers, and managers with experience in basic instructional design and an awareness of available learning technology options.

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