eDesign Collaborative Blog

The eDesign Collaborative (eDC) Blog is a dedicated resource to announcements, updates, upcoming events, surveys, and other items for the eDC community. 

April eDesign Exchange: Fool’s Errand

It’s that time again! The eDesign Exchange is coming, and this month we have a guest facilitator. Ms. Kristlin Dalton of Loyola Chicago will be tag-teaming the discussion with us. Please come and meet her, and share ideas with our peers.

Date: Thursday, April 26
Time: 2:30 – 3PM ET
Title: Fool’s Errand
Topic: Designing by Assumption

  • What pitfalls are out there and how do we address them?
    • Building with and without usability testing
    • Faculty assumptions about learners

How to Join us

Use the following Eventbrite Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/upceas-edesign-exchange-april-2018-tickets-45032123293

Mark your calendars for future events, too!

We meet the fourth Thursday of every month at 2:30PM ET.

Here’s a sneak peak at future topics.
May – Mother’s Day theme
Title: Mother Knows Best?
Topic: Sharing best resources for keeping on the pulse of latest ID trends and news

June – Father’s Day Theme
Title: Don’t Tell Dad! My Career Crush is ……
Topic: Sharing career aspirations/dreams, and how we plan to get there.

July – Independence Day Theme
Title: Stars and Stripes of ID Design?
Topic: Who deserves Carrots (Awards/Kudos) and Sticks (Shame on them!) of ID Design?

August – Back to School Theme
Title: Panic Button!
Topic: Last-minute stressors of Course Launch and how to deal with them.

  The eDesign Collaborative serves higher education instructional design teams (instructional designers, multimedia developers and team administrators) in higher education seeking networking and professional development.


Learn more about the UPCEA eDesign Collaborative here.


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