LED interactive session at Innovate 2018

The Internet is a powerful democratizing force, allowing people in disempowered positions to discover their voice and power to shape their community. Yet, often within online classrooms, the traditional teacher-student hierarchy is not simply preserved but intensified. Teachers have sole control over course design and content creation, which they present as a finished product for students’ consumption.

Learning & Experience Design research group presented at Innovate 2018. This was a 45 min session on “Shifting the Balance: Engaging Students as Collaborators in Online Course Redesign” that attracted more than 100 participants who engaged in collaborative design activities. 

This session introduced participants to an alternative, presenting a case study where students in an online graduate-level program at a research university participated in redesigning a course they have taken or are going to take. The instructor introduced the case, and then the students shared stories of how they have co-designed, are co-designing, and will co-design the course and the benefits they gained from it. The session concluded with a discussion and Q&A around practical strategies that participants can use to involve their students in redesigning educational content.

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Ana-Paula Correia represents LED at AERA

Ana-Paula Correia actively participated at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual meeting in NYC in April. She joined the paper session on “Considerations on the Design of Online Learning Events,” co-led Special Interest Group Online Teaching & Learning (OTL) business meeting, was the Discussant for the Symposium on Social Presence in Online Learning, and networked with her many colleagues and friends. LED group is now working on research proposals for the 2019 AERA annual meeting in Toronto!

Speaking at the “Considerations on the Design of Online Learning Events” session.


Presenting awards at OTL business meeting.


LED presence at the Ohio Educational Technology Conference

The LED Research group at the Greater Columbus Convention Center


The LED Research Group gave a talk at the 2018 Ohio Educational Technology Conference, entitled “When Learning Design Meets Online Learning: Concepts and Cases.” We introduced the educators in attendance to the concept of learning design, and showed them how they could use the field’s methods and strategies to design online learning that met their learners’ needs.


Association for Educational Communications and Technology 2017 annual convention

Cara North and Ana-Paula Correia presented at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) 2017 Annual Convention in Jacksonville, FL. The presentation was titled, “Evaluation of the Duolingo English Test: Implications for K-12 English Language Learners” and was offered in a roundtable format with three other co-presenters.  Resources from the presentation can be found at http://go.osu.edu/CPR

AECT concurrent session, Jacksonville, FL.

Correia was also selected as a mentor and guest speaker for the AECT Early Career Symposium that took place two days before the 2017 Annual Convention. The Early Career Symposium aims to create a community of researchers committed to designing the next generation of learning technologies and increase understanding of how people learn in technology-rich learning environments.

AECT Early Career Symposium, Jacksonville, FL.

Mid-Western Educational Research Association

Ana-Paula Correia gave the keynote speech at the Mid-Western Educational Research Association entitled “The Faces of Innovation in Education and Research.” Correia offered her own interpretation of the conference theme while weaving instances of her own professional journey that evidenced innovation in teaching and scholarly work.

Correia Presenting at MWERA

Mid-Western Educational Research Association, Evanston, IL.