Encore is the response from audiences for outstanding performances. Encore delivers the design necessary to provide significant solutions. Learning audiences in business and educational organizations need to be engaged in their work. Encore inspires individual and team growth as you integrate innovation, inclusion, and integrity into your organization. Is such a goal just a dream? Not at all; Encore will help you create and deliver the dream!


What’s New?



MAY 17-18, 2022

This conference is free. Register at https://tlt.cofc.edu/tltcon/


Wednesday, May 18: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM EDT

This session will provide a multitude of assessment strategies woven into the Cycle of Course Design developing effective teaching and significant student learning. Participants will analyze ways they reflect on their current practice, improve courses to provide a deeper measurement of student learning and increase their teaching ability to meet student needs.

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Wednesday, May 18: 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM EDT

Student feedback is one of the greatest opportunities to both assess and improve course quality. Having been both a dean and faculty member, I realize that we miss some key data as to why students do and don’t engage in the courses we present. The design needs to include them so they know they have the opportunity to succeed in the course through significant learning as they develop the skills necessary in the workplace. In working with faculty during the pandemic, we realized the importance of designing courses so that extroverts and introverts can grow and as a result create ambiverts who are ready to advance at work. Using well-designed pedagogy and the tools from your LMS, we are making this dream a reality. Join us to learn how!

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collaboration with edu innovators

Announcing a new collaboration grounded in shared values and a shared vision.    

Encore Professional Development, Innovation Synergy (IS) and EDU Innovators are collaborating to offer both the design of effective teaching and a way to measure the significant learning by using the technology to assess the transformation.

“EDU Innovators specializes in technology modernization and transformation for K-12 and Higher Education, positioning technology as an academic enabler for student success, educator effectiveness and operational sustainability.”

More information to come soon!


Being Our Future Best: Designing Effective Teaching and Significant Learning

Thanks for joining us for this collaborative learning opportunity.

Webinar Description

Join authors, Zala Fashant, Linda Russell, and Karen LaPlant for this informative, future look at the Cycle of Course Design as a process for designing future dual-delivery courses to better respond to academic and environmental challenges.This design process has helped 400+ faculty during the pandemic who have participated in the Online Course Design Institute and several international conference workshops as they used the content from their book Designing Effective Teaching and Significant Learning (Stylus, 2020) as a text for step-by-step redesign.


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So proud to announce this article published by Inside Higher Ed that colleague and friend Linda Russell and I wrote. The article is a 10-minute read and describes why it is important to design courses for both introverted and extroverted students to succeed in engaging courses that deliver significant learning. This is further work from our book, Designing Effective Teaching and Significant Learning.



Facilitators have been working with a third group of faculty from Ridgewater College in Minnesota to redesign courses for dual delivery in the Online Course Design Institute. Each faculty member chose one course to redesign by:

  • aligning the learning outcomes, assessments and activities;
  • creating a communication plan for online and face-to-face communication
  • ensuring course material accessibility;
  • integrating learning technologies;
  • assessing course quality; and
  • planning for the measurement of program and institutional assessments;

This highly-rated, three week workshop is design to develop courses that produce effective teaching practices and significant learning experiences. Since the beginning of the pandemic, facilitators have worked with over 400 faculty and instructional designers through the online course and a variety of online teaching and learning conferences. Your institution can benefit as well. Learn more.

“The instructors are incredible. The knowledge they possess and their ability to communicate the information to us in a meaningful way with clear precise steps for applying the course materials is modeling the significant learning I want in my own courses. The book is a wonderful and has dynamic information in it.”

“Thank you for the course. It was really nice to see a quality online course that I can try to duplicate. The information and quality of the delivery was really impressive and I hope others will take your course to get the benefits I have received by taking it.”

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As the weather warms a bit it is time to think about future courses. This book is a must-read for faculty, leaders and instructional designers. Designing Effective Teaching and Significant Learning will provide ways to design courses and structure organizations. Learn more and order today.

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New workshops Posted

There are over 40 educational and business workshops from which you may choose or you have the option of having one designed for your institution’s needs. Learn more about these highly-rated workshops we have delivered in person and online at international workshops. We look forward to talking with you more about them as we ready them to meet your institution’s learning needs. Go to Courses and Workshops in the top menu bar.


Instructor Resources

Learn more from resources gathered for our Institute and additional information for our book including teaching tip strategies, authored articles and stories about teaching.

Read our Book and Authored articles, Schedule our Institute/Courses/Workshops, Create Customized Learning, and Discover our resources. Get Engaged!