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March 16 – 18, 2016 Orlando, FL

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MX204 How to Foster an Innovative and Productive Instructional Design Team

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM Thursday, March 17

Management Xchange Stage

The demand to create high-quality courses in shorter periods of time puts pressure on design teams to produce more with less. In addition, IDs must keep their skills honed and motivation high. In this session you will learn practical strategies that have been put in place at USF to enable the creation of 60 new multimedia-rich courses each semester—strategies that will help you with collaboration, peer review, and skill enhancement. In addition, you will get ideas for structuring a redundant framework and learn ways to leverage vendors to support peak periods.

Christie Nicholas

Interim Assistant Director

USF Innovative Education

Christie Nicholas is the interim assistant director of online course design and development (OCDD) at University of South Florida’s Innovative Education. She has been part of the OCDD team since 2011, when she began producing weekly news videos for students from pre-K to fifth grade. In 2012 Christie joined the course development team, where she leads instructional designers and project managers in the creation of high-quality online courses. Christie, who has been involved in secondary education since 2006, holds an MEd in instructional technology and a BA in creative writing.

Christine Brown

Interim Director, Online Course Design and Media Innovation Team

University of South Florida

Christine Brown, the interim director of online course design and the media innovation team at Innovative Education at the University of South Florida (USF), leads a team of instructional designers, project managers, multimedia designers, and video producers in the creation of innovative, high-quality online courses. Christine has over 14 years’ experience in interactive design and video production for education and another nine in graphic design and TV and film production. She and her team have been recognized with more than 50 international awards for eLearning, web design, and video. Christine holds an MEd in instructional technology and a BA in art.

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