In this project-based Canvas Network Course, participants gain instructional design experience while developing open educational resources (OER) for instructors and learners in adult basic education programs.

Over 1,600 students enrolled in the first offering of this Open ABE service-MOOC and over 100 free OER are now available for use by adult educators on OER Commons.


Designers for Learning

My Role

Design Team Instructional Designer:
Volunteering as an instructional designer I contributed my extensive academic and work background in instructional design to serve on one of two design teams. Volunteers included advanced graduate students, professional designers, and faculty in instructional design programs. Requested commitment: 2 to 3 hours per week from August 24, 2015 – December 31, 2015.

Responsibilities: Working in conjunction with the project manager, other volunteer instructional designers, and the panel of SMEs on the project, the volunteers were assigned to one of two design teams, including:

  • Designers on the Adult Learning Zone team who defined the deliverables that our service-learners completed during the Open ABE Service-MOOC, or
  • Designers on Open ABE Service-MOOC team who designed and developed the modules within the service-MOOC on Canvas Network.

During my role on the Open ABE Service-MOOC design team lead to the creation of the a module template, a Creative Commons Guide,  and Module 2: Synthesize – First Design Decisions:

  • Part 1 – First Design Decisions
  • Part 2 – Open Licensing
  • Part 3 – Open Educational Resources