Content Creators’ REBOOT – How Developers Must Adapt to the New Rules for Today’s Schools
A Hands-on Workshop on Designing Educational Materials for Today’s PreK-12 Schools and Learners
Wednesday, May 24
9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Chemical Heritage Foundation
Join us for an interactive session that will arm attendees with the best, most relevant thinking on Instructional Design, integrating OER, and understanding the new rules for product development. We will also discuss how changes in procurement could influence your process.
|9:00 – 9:30 am||The New Rules for Content Development
Print is no longer the mothership for delivering content. That means your product-development process must change. This session explores how one of the world’s leading print-based content companies is successfully reinventing itself for new multimedia universe—and how its experience can inform your content-creation process.
Presenter: Ira Wolfman, POE Communications
|9:30 – 10:00 am||Using Sales & Marketing Insights to Inform Technology Product Development
No matter how great an instructional technology product is, it will have no impact on student learning if it doesn’t get purchased and implemented. Procurement practices and customer needs should be taken into account during product design and development. This discussion will explore the needs of three key constituencies—administrators, teachers, and students—in regard to technology products. We’ll also identify ways in which developers can ensure their products meet those needs (and are perceived as doing so).
|10:00 – 10:30 am||Instructional Design in the Classroom, For the Classroom
We often forget that teachers have to some degree been instructional designers since long before the ed tech revolution. They’ve been personalizing, differentiating and customizing since before the days of worksheets. But in a world of OER, proprietary resources, and infinite technology choices, how can we step back from the rush of adopting technology and make instructional design easier for teachers, not harder?
|10:30 – 10:45 am||Break|
|10:45 – 11:15 am||Product Development Case Studies
Get insights on how one company moved their product through critical stages of the development lifecycle.
|11:15 am – 12:00 pm||Small Group Breakouts
Participants will work in small groups to apply what they’ve learned to different product development scenarios.
|12:00 – 12:30 pm||Reports and Discussion|