Molding eLearning best practices to fit online college courses - Resources?
Does anyone out there know of a community (like this one), an organization (like ATD) or other useful group which is focused on helping instructional designers develop interactive (like those created with Storyline) materials used in the academic world (such as online colleges and universities)?
I've used this forum a lot to help guide (and spark ideas) my online college course materials development, but there are IDs out there who have a difficult time getting past the idea that forums like the Articulate forum are focused on instructional design in the training realm.
More and more online institutions are adopting Storyline and other similar course authoring software to help build and add in the missing pieces of interactivity which help keep students engaged. It's helpful when that interactivity is more than simple page-turners which are chock-full of text (that's what turns students away in the first place). That's one of the main reasons I come here to get ideas.
So, if anyone out there knows of a place/organization/forum/group (thing) which helps IDs in the online education realm, can you point them out, please?