Topic: Show and Tell: Instructional Design Success Stories
Time: Monday, November 14
6:30- 8:00 Program
About the Topic
A great deal of the power of groups like DLF is hearing each other’s success stories,
large and small. Limited speaker spots each year, though, limit the number of stories
shared widely. This month, we want to try something different. We want to see how
many success stories we can share in an hour and a half. To that end, we’re asking you
to come to DLF with a success of your own. It can be an instructional design success—
something really great that you designed—or it can be a success in any aspect of
instruction. Did you conceive some great visual that solved a problem? Did you do a
great job convincing stakeholders to do the right thing? Did you win over a skeptical
SME? Delight learners with a new technology? Repurpose an old technology? Find an
efficiency? What’s your proudest instructional moment in 2011? Come tell us about it.
It’s not bragging; it’s helping your colleagues all imagine possibilities we may not have
thought of, which is what DLF is all about.
Feel free to bring a flash drive—often it is easier to show than to explain.
About our Facilitator
Bob Mulcahy is the director of instructional design and technology at McGladrey.
Recently he has authored an article on cooperative learning and an article on
simulation design. Prior to McGladrey, he spent a dozen years leading design teams
at PLATO Learning. He earned his doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction, Learning
Technologies, from the University of Minnesota.