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Re-Design for Remote Learning Toolkit

Bring together the right people to sponsor, support, and build the learning experience

Think of just one course to re-design. Next, make sure you’ve got a clear understanding of your university’s or organization’s design guidelines, are aligned to their principles, and have the support of senior leadership. If so, you’re ready to dive into it!
Even though this might be a re-design of an existing course, it’s a good idea to take a quick step back and review its effectiveness, in its current form, before you start thinking about updating its content or structure in any way.

🔎 #1 Identify one Course or Redesign Goal to focus on

1. Write down up to 3 ‘Courses’ that need to be fixed (or improved) or 3 key issues you’d like to address with a course redesign

2. Describe ‘Design Goals’—visible, concrete changes you’d expect to see in the course
Pro Tip: 'Design Goals’ should be so concrete that you should be able to evaluate/measure whether or not the outcome has been achieved or not.

3. For each Issue listed, jot down any reasons for why you think they are (or aren’t) a priority right now
Pro Tip: When weighing the options, consider the following 'Reasons For’ or ‘Reasons Against’ one Issue over another:
* Impact - The number of people a fix/improvement may impact (the more people impacted, the higher the priority)
* Data: Is there existing data/research to support your reasons?
* Effort - Has there been significant effort/progress already being made? Existing champions/sponsors already in place?
* Alignment - Is the Issue directly related to a top company/organization priorities at the moment?

4. Decide on ONE Course or ONE Key Issue

* If the decision is yours and yours alone:
Go to the ‘Priority’ column to rank all the Courses/Key Issues from 1-3 with a checkmark, where ONE Checkmark = 'Priority’ #1, TWO Checkmarks =’Priority’ #2, etc.

* If deciding as a group:
Schedule a meeting with 1-3 other leaders or stakeholders, quickly describe each Course & its Design Goal, then go around and ask them where they would cast their TWO VOTES, and use the ‘Vote Up’ and ‘Vote Down’ thumbs to capture their responses. The ‘winning’ Issue will appear at the top of the list once once you’ve finished voting.

5. Select 'Top Choice’ box associated to the top priority or the option currently at the top of the list (that has the most votes).

6. Add the name of a ‘Sponsor’
This ensures you’ll have the budget, resources, advocacy, and exposure you’ll need when you launch the learning experiences.

Key Issues

Redesign Goal
Reasons For
Reasons Against
Vote Up
Vote Down
Net Votes
Top Choice
Global Studies 101
Re-design existing course so it can be delivered as a hybrid course with in-person, online, and asynchronous offline options, while remaining just as engaging (and possibly more so)
Due to COVID-19 crisis, the priority of the redesign is more on the delivery format rather than the structure of the course
There are some clear issues with the current structure of the course that appear to be inhibiting students from being able to pull together their final term project
SiNing Chan
Global Studies 101
Re-design existing course so it can be delivered as a hybrid course with in-person, online, and asynchronous offline options, while modifying some elements so students are better prepared for success with their Final Term projects
Due to COVID-19 crisis, the priority of the redesign is more on the delivery format rather than the structure of the course, but this may be the perfect opportunity to tweak some elements to aid students in being better prepared for their final term paper
May be too radical of a change to provide options for students for the Final Term project
SiNing Chan
Global Studies 101
Re-design existing course entirely to account for the current language challenges and prepare Learners to be successful with their final term project
The Term Paper & accompanying presentation make up 100% of their marks and seems to be the source of much anxiety (and possibly deterrent from the actual learning)
This effort would take more time since it would require more effort to add visual and media elements to aid non-native English speakers
SiNing Chan
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✉️ #2 Invite people to join the team

Given that the Course we’re focusing on is,
@Global Studies 101
, think of 2-3 people you’d like to invite to the development team to work in one of the following roles:

🦸‍♀️ * Consultant - People recognized as Top Performers, Content Experts, or both and can act as Advisors at the start of the process and as reviewers towards the end. Not only are they successful, they can clearly articulate how—what skills, structures, and processes it takes.

💻 * Creator - Consultants who are also skilled in written and/or visual communications and can quickly turnaround high-quality deliverables.

📋 * Coach - Consultants who are reliable, enthusiastic about the topic, energized by people, and skilled in presentation & facilitation of large and small groups.

Pro Tip: The number of people depends on the size of the learner group and the complexity of the topic. Too few people on team and it’ll be less representative of the audience. Too many members, and it’ll slow the process down.

Invitation List

Add Member
Member Name
Member Info
SiNing Chan
Sr. Learning Designer
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Ready for the first step! »

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