The Dance of the Instructional Designer

Instructional design can variously be described as a
process, a science, an art, or as a relationship.
Instructional designers approach their work in many
different ways, and we modify these approaches to suit each
particular project and team.

This seminar is an opportunity to share and learn about
what dances we use to balance the art and science of
instructional design and build great relationships with
subject matter experts and other team members, while at the
same time ensuring that our work is aligned with our
pedagogical values.

To join the community go to:
The direct link to this seminar is:

What is SCoPE? “SCoPE, supported by the Learning and
Instructional Development Centre at Simon Fraser
University, brings together individuals who share an
interest in education research and practice, and offers
opportunities for dialogue across disciplines, geographical
borders, professions, levels of expertise, and education

CIDER session. Nov 3

The next CIDER Session 2005-11 is Thursday, November 3, 2005, 11:00 AM MST (1:00 PM EST) with New ways to think about and use learning objects by Christian Dalsgaard, Aarhus Universitet, Denmark. The presentation questions the educational value of learning object repositories and argues for different ways of using digital materials within an educational context. The purpose is to discuss digital learning materials in support of self-governed and problem-based learning activities. Participants will be invited to share their experiences as well as questions about the use of learning objects.

Participation is free! To join a CIDER session, click on the link provided in each email notice. The next CIDER session link is:

You don’t need a specific password to join, but please do remember to enter your first / last names when logging in. We will begin promptly at 11:00 a.m. Mountain (1:00 p.m. Eastern). Each Session is one hour long, and we recommend you sign in at least 5 minutes prior to starting each Session.

To ensure that you are ready to go for the CIDER Session, please configure your Mac or PC any time before your meeting by visiting an automated testing and configuration room at: Enter your name when prompted for Username.

Because Elluminate Live! is Java application, you might need to download a free Java application to your Mac or PC the first time you use the software. We also suggest you review the “First Time Users” resources section on for an overview of the Elluminate Live! interactive features.

Do you have questions or concerns? Or would you like to propose a topic for a CIDER Session? If so, email Brenda Koritko CIDER Session coordinator at