Past Workshops

Access to previous workshops
It is possible to have access to most previous workshops. Access will be permitted for three months. If you wish to obtain access to a previous workshop, please send a request by email to indicating the title and date of the workshop you’re interested in.

2018 - 2019

Series 7: Instructional Design and Research

Presenters were invited to address the topic of academic research in the field of instructional design from different perspectives. What are researchers working on right now? What is the need for research in instructional design? How can research improve the practice of the designer? Are research findings used in the regular work of instructional designers? Who does research in instructional design? Electronic tools have evolved very quickly, so how can the field of research follow the rapid movement in the field of instructional design?

Workshop 1(7) - Part I
Theme 1 - Creation and Assessment of a Serious Game for Developing Reading Skills in French-speaking Elementary Students with Symptoms of Dyslexia (Abstract)
Presented by: Francois Lewis
Theme 2 - Practical Digital Transformation: Stories From the Field (Abstract)
Presented by: Dave Cormier

Workshop 2(7) - Part II
Theme 1 - What is Old is New Again: Patterns in Pedagogy and Educational Technology (Abstract) (This presentation will be in English.)
Presented by: JR Dingwall, Distance Education Unit, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon.
Theme 2 - Improving Instructional Design Practices (Abstract) (This presentation will be in French. Interpretation service available.)
Presented by: Isabelle Savard.


2017 - 2018

Series 6: Instructional Design and Creativity.

Creativity is considered an essential skill for the 21th century. It can take several forms. How does creativity come into play in the design process? Is being creative essential to the process? How do we make the most of creativity and why? Guided by guest speakers, the #6 Series of workshops will consider this theme through various lenses.

Workshop 1(6) - Part 1
Theme 1 - Designing, combining and assessing co-creative problem-solving activities with digital technology (Abstract)
Presented by: Margarida Romero
Theme 2 - On Becoming Creative in ID (Abstract)
Presented by: Richard A. Schwier

Workshop 2(6) - Part II
Theme 1: Courage, Crackpots and Creativity (Abstract)
Presented by: Gail Diane Kopp
Theme 2: Creativity and Instructional Design: Synonyms? (Abstract)
Presented by: Carolle Roy

Workshop 3(6) - Part III
Theme 1: Creativity in the Instructional and Multimedia Design Process: Let's Be Agile! (Abstract)
Presented by: Olivier Alfieri
Theme 2: Misguided Illusions of Understanding and Getting Creative with Grading (Abstract)
Presented by: Katrin Becker


2016 - 2017

Series 5: Instructional design: The past, present and future of a multi-faceted profession.

Instructional design can be performed in a number of ways, depending on the context where it is executed. In this fifth workshop series, we invite you to share on the recent transformation of this professional practice with CAID members, all of them certified instructional designers who will draw from their personal experience to reflect on this topic. The teaching world has changed quite a bit in the last few years. How does that affect the instructional designer’s practice? What are the current trends? What can we look forward to in the future?

Workshop 1(5) - Part 1
Theme 1 - The ups and downs of an instructional designer (Astract)
Presented by: Brigitte Belzile
Theme 2 - The evolution of instructional design: K-12 and post-secondary reflections (Abstract)
Presented by: Sophia Palahicky

Workshop 2(5) - Part 2
Theme 1 - The evolution of my instructional design practice and competencies (Abstract)
Presented by: Robert Lawson
Theme 2 - Let’s talk images! (Abstract)
Presented by: Catherine Bigras-Dunberry

Workshop 3(5) - Part 3
Theme 1 - Design challenges in course production for a partner-institutions network (Abstract)
Presented by: Marcelle Parr et Serge Carrier
Theme 2 - Instructional Designers as Mentors (Abstract)
Presented by: Daphne Crane


2015 - 2016

Series 4: Instructional Design

The phases of instructional design (ADDIE) each represent a challenge for the instructional designer. From a phase of their choice, each presenter will present what is the element that represents the greatest challenge in that phase and how ID can be prepare to solve that difficulties.

Workshop 1(4) - Part 1
Theme 1 – Silver, Gold and Bronze: How Much Effort Should You Really Invest in a Project? (Abstract;)
Presented by: Saul Carliner
Theme 2 - A process, INDEED! But remember that we are dealing with human beings... (Abstract)
Presented by: Anne Patry

Workshop 2(4) - Part 2
Theme 1 – Skills necessary to advise at any stage (Abstract)
Presented by: Christine Simard
Theme 2 - An agile approach to developing/assembling open educational resources (Abstract)
Presented by: Rory McGreal

Workshop 3(4) - Part 3
Theme 1 –Flexible and collaborative design practices in rapidly evolving environments (Abstract)
Presented by: Kimia Eslah
Theme 2 - Why Your Course Got Hijacked: Collaborating with Trainers to Deliver Courses As Designed (Abstract)
Presented by: Isabelle Lafontaine

2014 - 2015

Series 3: International

The number of instructional designers has grown considerably over the past several years as a result of the more widespread use of technological tools in the field of learning. Although this phenomenon is observable around the world, it assumes particular forms in each country. For its series 3, the CAID invites you on a quick world tour to become acquainted with the practices of instructional designers in various countries.

Workshop 1(3)
Theme 1 - Reinventing the educational system of distance teachning universities: the case of the Open University of the Netherlands (Abstract)
Presented by: Rob Koper
Theme 2 - The instructional designer in Spain: portrait of a profession that is emerging, yet in transition (Abstract)
Presented by: Marcelo Fablan Maina

Workshop 2(3)
Theme 1 - E-learning "gold rush" - a Russian case from instructional design (ID) perspective (Abstract)
Presented by: Maria Pannatier

Workshop 3(3)
Theme 1 - Instructional Design in Turkish Universities: Recent Developments and a Review of Bologna Process (Abstract)
Presented by: Sadi Seferoglu
Theme 2 - Instructional Designers in Mexico: The Northeast Perception of the Profession (Abstract)
Presented by: Irma Azeneth Patine Zuniga

2013 - 2014

Series 2: The instructional designer and change

According to Moore et Kearsley (2012), « distance education is both a cause and result of significant changes in our understanding of the very meaning of education irself--as well as of more obvious changes in understanding how it should be organized ». The purpose of the second series of CAID workshops is to explore the relationship between about these methods the work performed by instructional designers and change from various perspectives. Do instructional designers trail behind change or do they initiate it? How does change affect their work?

Workshop 1(2) - The instructional designer, agent of change
Theme 1 - Flexible course design for volatile and uncertain learning environments (Abstract)
Presented by: Tony Bates
Theme 2 - What criticisms are made of instructional design methods? How can these methods be improved? (Abstract)
Presented by: Josianne Basque

Workshop 2(2) - The new clientele
Theme 1 - Instructional design and new clienteles: what are the strategies for maximizing success? (Abstract)
Presented by: Thierry Karsenti
Theme 2 - Designing for Inclusivity (Abstract)
Presented by: Wade Kelly

Workshop 3(2) - The new environments
Theme 1 - Blended Online Learning Design, the polar opposite of MOOCs (Abstract)
Presented by: Thomas Michael Power
Theme 2 - Mobile Learning Strategies: Engaging Students in a BYOD Environment (Abstract)
Presented by: Sidneyeve Matrix


Series 1: Chalenge: IDs’s interface

Designers do much more than just work at a computer screen and use technology and gadgets; they also interact constantly with a host of specialists as they perform their work and achieve their objectives. It’s in this context that the Association’s first series of activities focus on the various types of contact, sometimes frustrating but often stimulating, that designers may have in their day-to-day dealings with the various specialists around them.

Workshop 1 - Working with Content Specialist
Theme 1 - Working with a content specialist who is resistant to change
Presented by: Cheryl McLean
Theme 2 - How to “separate the wheat from the chaff” with a content specialist
Presented by: Gilles Chamberland

Workshop 2 - IDs and Teamwork
Theme 1 - Building and Leading Technical Teams in Instructional Design
Presented by: Diane Janes
Theme 2 - Teams working on projects: using collaborative techniques to maximize the expertise of each team member
Presented by: Isabelle Lafontaine

Workshop 3 - Instructional Design and Administration
Theme 1 - Management and strategic planning in distance education
Presented by: André Séguin
Theme 2 - Technology and pedagogy
Presented by: Lynette Phyfe