Good communication is important in virtually all professional fields, but it’s especially true of learning design, because so much of a learning architect’s work takes place in a team environment that involves collaboration with other LAs, instructional technologists, and faculty. This competency covers the rules of the road when it comes to online etiquette (AKA “netiquette”), communicating about workflow and needs, and giving/receiving constructive feedback. All of these communication principles are key parts of building effective communities of practice.
Upon completion of this competency you will be able to:
- Identify the appropriate means of meeting communicate needs.
- Evaluate the use of tone, language, and attire throughout various methods of communication, and determine appropriateness.
- Identify the steps needed to communicate with team members within working documents.
- Determine whether faculty consultation communications are respectful.
- Evaluate the constructiveness of provided feedback.
- Determine the professionalism of communications within a community of practice.