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What Does it Mean to Design for Scale?

It’s no secret that enrollment numbers are increasing, whether due to a global pandemic or more run-of-the-mill economic changes, workforce needs and demands, or personal and professional enrichment goals. Scaling increases access to high-quality education for a wide swath of learners who may never have even considered it an option, regardless of their socioeconomic status (a hallmark of ASU’s charter).

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Designing, developing, and delivering courses at scale often necessitates reimagining teaching and learning of a particular topic. This series of articles from ASU’s Teach Online introduces various aspects of scalable design by focusing on reducing/eliminating costs; accessibility and inclusivity; how learners achieve and demonstrate subject-matter mastery; and a team-oriented approach to see things through from conception to completion.

Jill Roter, M.A., is a senior instructional designer with EdPlus @ ASU, where she focuses on scalable initiatives for worldwide learner audiences.


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