Faculty Whispering: delivered personalized guidance to faculty that gave them concrete skills to convert their teaching/learning practice to an online environment.
LMS Content collection and file management process improvements.
Copy edits and rewrites of course introductions, discussions, and career reflections.
HP 5 assessment and testing.
TIMELINE: 12 courses | 6 weeks
Complete Faculty Blackboard course web site overhaul for Abu Dhabi University's Master Degree programs in Business, Engineering, and Health Sciences.
Our team of four rebuilt 40 graduate faculty's existing Blackboard course web sites representing three graduate programs, to better align with best practice design and delivery of hybrid and fully online teaching and learning.
The objective was to create clear user roadmaps for accessing course content, interacting with faculty (social presence) and alignment to institutional business and academic outcomes. This included streamlining the UI of menu items, Blackboard content areas, assignments, discussions, and assessment tools from multiple clicks to single click.
Our team improved the web site taxonomy by standardizing tool and micro labels, and implementing the MLA style guide across digital and document assets (from tool labels and tool tips to downloadable PDF files).
We rewrote and copyedited instructional guidelines to minimize cognitive load for both faculty and students, while providing a clear calls to action. We created templates for faculty artifacts such as syllabi, course outlines and PowerPoint lectures and we established across-the-curricula file naming conventions.
We tested HP 5 interactive assessments and made recommendations for improvement.
The University of Abu Dhabi’s ADU is ranked a top 2.8% universities world-wide and is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The College of Business is both EQUIS and AACSB accredited, only 1% of business schools worldwide have this double accreditation. The College of Engineering has received international accreditation from the world-renowned ABET.
The Team: two senior Instructional Designers with expertise in on and off-line Educational Publishing, a Global Senior Ed Technology Executive and an e-Learning Blackboard Course Developer.
Designed and Lead Faculty Professional Development Webinar
Rebuilt 12 Blackboard course websites
MEM 501: Project Management
MEM 502: Advanced Engineering Economics
MEM 504: Quality Engineering
MEM 506: Operations Research & Simulation
MEM 507: Systems Engineering Management
MEM 508: Information Technology Management
MEM 510: Fundamentals of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
MEM 512: Risk Management for System Engineering
MGT 511: Supply Chain Management Operations
MGT 523: Strategic Management in a Global Environment
MKTG 511: Marketing Management.