What is it Like to Work with an Instructional Designer?

Until recently, Bob Weber’s only experience with online education were lectures over PowerPoint slideshows as part of his Doctor of Pharmacy degree about a decade ago.

Now the administrator and chief pharmacy officer at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and an assistant dean in the university’s College of Pharmacy, Weber was tasked with converting a capstone class for the MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences from an in-person lecture to an online course.

As Weber began to work with ODEE Associate Instructional Designer Steven Nagel, all his misconceptions of what online classes were like – and his apprehensions about how challenging converting the course would be – fell away. He found he was able to cover about 30% more content in the new, online course. And now he says he’d never teach it in person again.

Watch the video to hear Bob’s story.