Here are some of our latest mentions in the press
Learning Engineers Inch Toward the Spotlight
Inside Higher Ed
iDesign’s CEO, Paxton Riter, and CAO, Whitney Kilgore, provided their perspective on the evolution of the instructional design field in an article from Inside Higher Ed. While evolving nomenclature may reflect real changes underlying the space, new position titles may also contribute to confusion.
Keeping Online Courses Fresh: Valuable, but Costly
Inside Higher Ed
Inside Higher Ed published an in-depth piece exploring the critical role of continuous improvement for sustainable, high-quality online offerings. Drawing from a wide range of voices including iDesign CEO Paxton Riter, the article underscores consistent conviction among higher education insiders that investment in continuous improvement is both costly and non-negotiable for long-term value proposition and viability.
Emory Law Taps iDesign for Online Juris Master Program
Inside Higher Ed
iDesign is proud to announce our partnership with the Emory University School of Law in support of the school’s online juris master (JM) degree. iDesign will provide instructional design, continuous improvement, and live support for faculty teaching in the JM program. Leveraging iDesign’s expertise in instructional technology and digital pedagogy, Emory Law faculty will create and deliver rigorous, rich learner experiences that that engage, challenge, and flex to meet the needs of working professionals. You can find the full press release here.
A Tipping Point for OPM?
Inside Higher Ed
A recent Inside Higher Ed article exploring the current and future state of the online program management (OPM) industry quoted our CEO, Paxton Riter, extensively. The clear success of early movers in the space fostered a profusion of OPM providers. The evolution of the sector will likely include both consolidation of existing bundled revenue share providers and the continued rise of providers offering unbundled and hybrid options.
Paul Quinn College, iDesign Partner on Online Curriculum
iDesign is incredibly proud to announce our new partnership with Paul Quinn College here in Dallas. If you are not familiar with PQC, you will be amazed and inspired by their story of transformation from a struggling institution to a nationally-recognized pioneer of the urban work college model. At iDesign, we believe that this is some of the most important and impactful work being done in higher education today. To show our support and our belief in “We over me” and the Quinnite Nation, iDesign will be working (free of charge) with PQC faculty and administration to create a suite of best-in-class online courses that increase access and affordability for students.
The Difference Between Efficacy and Evidence and Why It Matters
Research around education technology has tended to focus on the efficacy of tools and platforms (might they work?) as opposed to evidence of effectiveness (do they work for real learners…and under what conditions?). In a recent article from EDUCAUSE Review, our CAO, Whitney Kilgore, and Brian Fleming, Executive Director of the Sandbox ColLABorative at SNHU, explore this tendency toward efficacy research and recent efforts to promote research based on real world evidence.
The 2018 CHLOE 2 Report
Quality Matters and Eduventures Research
iDesign is proud to be the platinum sponsor the the 2018 CHLOE 2 Report from Quality Matters and Eduventures Research. This year’s CHLOE (Changing Landscape of Online Education) Report provides a window into the strategy and policy decisions inspiring chief online officers at America’s colleges and universities. Click below for a summary of key findings and a link to download the full report.
iDesign unveils Course Market at UPCEA
At the recent UPCEA conference in Baltimore, iDesign formally launched Course Market, our digital marketplace for colleges and universities interested in delivering alternative credentials online. A unique partnership between iDesign and Canvas by Instructure, Course Market simplifies the process of creating and delivering high quality short-form and accelerated learning experiences.
3 Phrases to Drop When Building a Modern Learning Culture
Our CAO, Whitney Kilgore, recently wrote an article for Talent Economy exploring how to foster a modern learning culture, specifically by scrapping a few out-dated phrases from your organizational vocabulary. What education and training concepts should you drop? Click below for the big reveal.
University of Nebraska Works with iDesign to Develop More Online Courses
Campus Technology covered the announcement of iDesign’s partnership with the University of Nebraska. This unique partnership will engage faculty and administrators to develop cutting edge courses and utilize data to foster continuous improvement.
Competing Models Among OPM Providers
Inside Higher Ed
Inside Higher Ed published an in-depth piece exploring the evolution of the OPM market and the growing interest in fee-for-service options. While bundled revenue share providers have dominated this market historically, more universities are opting for the flexibility, ROI, and aligned incentives offered by unbundled fee-for-service models. The article highlights the University of Pittsburgh’s decision to partner with iDesign to develop blended MBA programs on a fee-for-service basis.
Five Technologies that are Transforming Corporate Learning
Our CEO, Paxton Riter, wrote an article for HR Dive exploring five educational technologies that are contributing to the transformation of the corporate learning space.
Loma Linda University Taps Instructional Design Firm to Create Affordable Online Nursing Program
iDesign is proud to announce a new partnership with Loma Linda University to provide design support for an online RN to BSN program that delivers both affordability and a dynamic learner experience. By offering the resulting online degree at a compelling price point, Loma Linda University will ease both travel and financial constraints for prospective students, dramatically increasing access to quality nursing education in the region.
Course Market Delivers Alternative Credentials and Certificates to Higher Ed
Campus Technology covered the announcement of Course Market, iDesign’s solution for universities interested in offering alternative credentials and certificates directly to non-traditional learners. Combining iDesign’s services, the Canvas LMS by Instructure, and Credly for portable credentials, Course Market allows universities to rapidly transform existing content and expertise into modular offerings aligned with learner and employer demands.
Five Myths About Online Program Management
In the rush to move programs online, the revenue-share approach offered by incumbent online program management (OPM) providers often misaligns incentives in favor of scale and revenue over quality and institutional control. In a recent article from EDUCAUSE Review, our CEO, Paxton Riter, dives deep into the history and the future direction of the higher ed services space.
iDesign and the University of Pittsburgh Join Forces to Develop Innovative MBA Courses
iDesign is proud to announce our partnership with the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. Together, Katz and iDesign will develop blended courses that leverage the best of digital pedagogy and face-to-face instruction. Customized, full-service instructional design and continuous improvement support to Katz faculty is at the heart of this relationship.
When to Turn to OPMs: Best Practices for Online Program Development and Management
The tremendous success of iDesign’s first partner, Schreiner University, is highlighted in the cover story of the Winter 2017 University Business special report on online learning.
The Secrets to Successful Business Partnerships: How a Strong Relationship with a Business Partner Transformed an MBA Program
The Huffington Post interviewed Nancy Schreiber, Dean of the Bill Munday School of Business at St. Edward’s University in Austin about the determinants of a successful business relationship in academia. The interview highlights the partnership between iDesign and the Munday School to develop a hybrid MBA program.
Inside Higher Ed 2017 Provosts Survey
Inside Higher Ed
Inside Higher Ed recently released their 2017 Survey of College and University Chief Academic Officers, with sponsorship from iDesign. This latest version of the survey reveals – among other higher education trends – continuing positive growth prospects the online and blended space. For example, 86% of provosts plan to increase emphasis on online offerings in the next year, and roughly 50% expect a “major allocation” of funds to development and support of online offerings.
Higher Education’s Fastest Growing Social Media Platform Taps Instructional Design Firm to Apply the Science of “Social Learning” on Campus
iDesign recently partnered with Yellowdig, the fastest growing social media platform in education, to help faculty implement pedagogical approaches that apply Yellowdig’s social learning technology to engage students and foster deeper learning.
What Faculty Need to Know About Learner Experience Design
EdSurge recently published a piece by Cornell’s Patrice Torcivia and iDesign’s Whitney Kilgore exploring the fundamental principles of LX design from a faculty perspective.
Schreiner U Pilots Online Course Redesign Dashboard
Campus Technology recently spotlighted iDesign’s Continuous Improvement offerings and our partnership with Schreiner University. Under iDesign’s Continuous Improvement model, our partners enjoy constant access to their own customized dashboard, which features data on various course quality metrics and informs ongoing course updates.
A Novel Way to Launch an Online Program
Inside Higher Ed
Inside Higher Ed published an in-depth article exploring iDesign’s partnership with Schreiner University. Together, iDesign and Schreiner developed and launched an online RN to BSN program, which has been a great success for the University. Due to iDesign’s fee-for-service model and Schreiner’s innovative funding strategy, the University retains far more tuition revenue than it would under the incumbent OPM service model.
Online Program Management: A view of the market landscape
The e-Literate blog recently published an informative overview of the evolving online program management market by Phil Hill.
UX to LX: The Rise of Learner Experience Design
Our Chief Academic Officer, Whitney Kilgore, explores the emerging field of learner experience design in an article for EdSurge.
The Quest for Great Instructional Designers
Inside Higher Ed
Our CEO, Paxton Riter, wrote an article for Inside Higher Ed exploring the growing importance of instructional design – and the growing scarcity of instructional designers.
Echo360, iDesign Target the Transition to Active Learning
eCampus News featured a story on our partnership with Echo360 to provide instructional design support for the implementation of active learning technology and pedagogy.
The Great Unbundling of Higher Ed’s Service Providers
A recent EdSurge opinion piece examines the changing higher ed services landscape and highlights a number of key trends shaping the future of the sector. These include unbundled services and instructional design support reminiscent of the genius bar.
Top Universities Pursue New Approach to Instructional Design
iDesign’s unique approach to instructional design and unbundled online program management is gaining momentum and top universities are taking notice. iDesign announced collaboration with Southern Methodist University, USC Marshall, Texas A&M University, and the University of Missouri. Read the press release below.
Instructure Launches Partnership to Provide Instructional Design Support
EdSurge highlighted iDesign’s partnership with Instructure, the company behind the Canvas LMS, in a recent article. See the article below or the full press release from BusinessWire.
New Partnership Combines Learning Relationship Management (LRM) With Instructional Design
Fidelis Education enlisted iDesign to enhance its Learning Relationship Management offering. Tapping into iDesign’s expertise in online course design and faculty support, Fidelis customers can deliver a richer learning experience.
8 Wonderfully Unique Stores and Businesses in Dallas That You Should Know About
We don’t make donuts or organic dog treats, but Huffington Post included iDesign in their list of hottest stores and businesses in Dallas.
iDesign Aims to Accelerate the Availability of Online Courses and Degree Programs
Dallas tech and start-up news outlet Launch DFW spotlighted iDesign following an interview with our CEO, Paxton Riter. This wide-ranging piece discusses our philosophy, our model, and what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur more broadly.