Workshop on Key Aspects of Course Writing

(8-12 May 2006)

Dr Clayton R Wright, a higher education consultant, facilitated an intensive instructional design workshop, met individually with 24 course writers, reviewed their work, and provided detailed, written feedback to 14 writers during his visit to Wawasan Open University.

He also worked with institutional personnel to review the course development process and course standards such as those outlined in his article, ‘Criteria for Evaluating the Quality of Online Courses’. The staff and instructors of the university found his articles and manuals logical and functional, and they continue to maintain a professional relationship with him.

He has extensive experience with distance education, instructional design, curriculum development, evaluation, and professional development in Canadian and international settings. He also has secondary and postsecondary teaching and administrative experience. For 21 years, he led an award-winning college team that supported the planning, development, and implementation of educational technology.

Dr Wright, a Canadian citizen, is actively involved with a number of provincial, national and international collaborative efforts aimed at advancing educational systems through the use of learning technologies. He gained international recognition with the Association of Canadian Community Colleges, Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Commonwealth of Learning,  Commonwealth Secretariat, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. He has professional experience in countries like Bangladesh, Botswana, Brazil, Hungary, India, Japan, Kenya, Malaysia, Nigeria, Russia, Sri Lanka, St. Lucia, and Switzerland.