Roster of Designers for Learning sessions at #AECT19

Designers for Learning’s participants are excited to report on our work during seven sessions at the AECT International Convention in Las Vegas this week. The following is a summary of all sessions sorted by date and time, including a preview of our accessibility-related sessions from the recording of our AECT Design & Development webinar last month. This list will be updated on our website with the final session slides as the convention concludes.

1. Webinar Recording from September 18

  • Designing for All | Free online webinar hosted by the Design and Development division
  • Rieber and Estes (2017, p. 16) argue, “Time has come to bring the best ideas from the instructional technology field to the design challenge of meeting all levels of accessibility.”  This webinar is a response to this call. Join us as we consider ways both researchers and designers can make an impact to address this opportunity. We’ll explore the topic of Designing for All through the lens of universal design for learning and share resources to support more effective design practices.
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2. October 22 at 10 am PDT

  • Design Teams in Action | Perspectives from Observers | Panel as part of the Design and Development division
  • Panelists will discuss the outcomes of a recent service-learning project with graduate students from several different instructional design programs. Panelists were observers of an expert design team in action. Observers immersed themselves into the teams’ design process allowing them to reflect on a range of themes related to how design teams should function, who should be part of a design team, how to prepare designers, how designers develop their professional identity, and what expertise design team participants should possess.
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3. October 22 at 1 pm PDT

  • Evaluating Open Educational Resources: Results of a Collaborative Evaluation of Crowd-Sourced Lesson Plans | Presentation as part of the Design and Development division
  • In keeping with the convention theme of Inspired Professional Learning, this presentation reports on an evaluation of a service-learning professional development opportunity for instructional design students and volunteers to develop 106 open educational resources (OER) for the benefit of adult basic education. Presenters will discuss the findings of the OER evaluation and consider implications for the design, implementation, and evaluation of OER, as well as service-learning as a professional development opportunity for instructional designers.
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4. October 22 at 4 pm PDT

  • Inspired Professional Learning | A Service-Learning Project to Evaluate and Re-Design OER | Design and Development Showcase Concurrent Session as part of the Design and Development Showcase division
  • This showcase highlights the most recent iteration of a multi-year service-learning professional development project involving instructional design students and faculty from several universities to develop high-quality free open educational resources (OER) for adult basic skills education The showcase will feature evaluation and redesign efforts to 1) improve the service-learning design approach, 2) improve the designed OER, and 3) examine expert design teams during iterative design.
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5. October 23 at 9 am PDT

6. October 23 at 10 am PDT

  • Evolving empathy of instructional design students participating in an empathic design process | Presentation as part of the Research & Theory division
  • Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. Empathic design increases the likelihood that the services or product designed meets the user’s needs. We report on a qualitative study that explored how empathy evolved in instructional design students engaged in an empathic design process, and how students demonstrated empathy for adult learners with literacy-related knowledge skill gaps. Students worked in teams to reconstruct personas used in a nonprofit’s professional development programs.
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7. October 23 at 3 pm PDT

  • Designing for Accessibility | Panel as part of the Graduate Student Assembly
  • A design is only useful if it’s accessible to the learner: any learner, anywhere, anytime. Learners have different backgrounds and are diverse but have the right of equal access to information. Therefore, we as designers need to embrace accessibility in order to meet the diverse learning needs. But how? This session is dedicated to identifying and discussing potential solutions to this question. Panelists will be discussing how to design for accessibility in education, and will be answering questions from the audience.
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8. October 25 at 10 am PDT

  • Design in the Open | Professional Learning Strategies to Build your Professional Presence | Inspire! Session as part of the Leadership Development Committee division
  • Simply having the required credentials is not enough to land a job. The goal of this Inspire! session is to help participants take meaningful steps to cultivate their professional presence through an open reflexive process. Within this interactive session, participants will network and complete professional learning challenges aimed at getting out there, learning and working in the open, and finding ways to express your voice so that others can see and understand your work.
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IRRODL Vol 20 No 4 (2019): Special Issue on Open Universities Past, Present, and Future

A new issue of IRRODL has been published.


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Veille scientifique du CRIFPE | No. 205, 17 octobre 2019


Baines, L. (2019). Privatization of America’s Public Institutions. Bern, Switzerland : Peter Lang.
Bonin, H. (2019). Habiter en éducation artistique. Québec, Québec : Presses de l’Université Laval.
De Witte, K., Titl, V., Holz, O. & Smet, M. (2019). Financing Quality Education for All. The Funding Methods of Compulsory and Special Needs Education. Leuven, Belgium : Leuven University Press.
Desmurget, M. (2019). La Fabrique du crétin digital. Les dangers des écrans pour nos enfants. Paris, France : Éditions du Seuil.
Grotta, V. (2019). The Transformation of Humanities Education. The Case of Norway 1960-2000 from a Systems-Theoretical Perspective. New York, USA : Columbia University Press.
Lechta, V. & Bizova, N. (dir.) (2019). Key Components of Inclusive Education. Bern, Switzerland : Peter Lang.
Messier, G. & Lafontaine, L. (dir.) (2019). Littératie : entre pratiques scolaires et extrascolaires. Côte St-Luc, Québec : Éditions Peisaj.
Pilz, M. & Wessels, A. (2019). International Handbook of Vocational Education and Training – India. New York, USA : Columbia University Press.
Thuan, T. (2019). Legal Entity Reform of Indonesia’s Public Colleges and Universities. Bern, Switzerland : Peter Lang.

Mémoires et thèses

Babin, M.-J. (2019). Les équipes de travail au collégial : analyse des pratiques en gestion de conflits intragroupes. Thèse de doctorat inédite, Université Laval, Québec, Québec.
Gupta, G. (2019). Thinking who we are becoming : a collage of possibility for teachers.. Thèse de doctorat inédite, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia.
Kamga Kouamkam, R. (2019). Analyse de la compétence de résolution collaborative de problèmes des futur(e)s enseignant(e)s de l’enseignement primaire. Thèse de doctorat inédite, Université Laval, Québec, Québec.
Touioui, F. (2019). L’apport d’une activité intrascolaire au développement du plein potentiel des élèves du primaire sous l’angle de l’inclusion et de la réussite de tous. Mémoire de maîtrise inédit, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec.

Rapports et études

Academos (2019). La génération Z du Québec et sa vision du milieu du travail. Montréal, Québec : Academos.
Bégin, M. S. (2019). Qui sont les nouveaux arrivants ? Portrait d’une diversité à prendre en compte en éducation des adultes. Québec, Québec : Conseil supérieur de l’éducation.
Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur (2019). Projet de loi no 40 – Loi modifiant principalement la Loi sur l’instruction publique relativement à l’organisation et à la gouvernance scolaires. Québec, Québec : Éditeur officiel du Québec.
Plante, I. (2019). Comprendre l’effet «Gros poisson-petit bassin» lors de la transition du primaire vers des écoles secondaires avec ou sans sélection sur le concept de soi, la motivation, l’engagement, la réussite et les aspirations scolaires des élèves. Québec, Québec : FRQSC.

Périodiques professionnels

École branchée, 22(1) 2019
L’éducateur (Suisse), (08) 2019
Perspectives, (32) 2019
University Affairs/Affaires universitaires, 60(5) 2019

Revues scientifiques

Canadian Journal of Education – Revue canadienne de l’éducation, 42(3) 2019
Les Cahiers de pédagogies radicales, 1(1) 2019
Les Dossiers des Sciences de l’Éducation, (41) 2019
Revue internationale d’éducation de Sèvres, (80) 2019

Colloques en éducation

8e Sommet du numérique en éducation
7e Colloque international en éducation : Enjeux actuels et futurs de la formation et de la profession enseignante
Échanger pour apprendre en ligne (EPAL) – Édition 2020
Colloque des humanités numériques et Digital Studies