Vice President of Design and Development | Western Governors University
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Joann Kozyrev serves as Vice President of Design and Development at Western Governors University.
Areas of Expertise:
Competency-Based Program Design, Design Thinking in Program Design, Optimized Learner Pathways, Activity-Driven Design, Teaming and Communication for Curricular Change, Credential Design, Stackable Credentials, Skills-Driven Design, Delivering Value in Online Learning
Juniata College: B.A., Russian/English and Penn State University: MA-TESL
Competencies and Credentials as Currency Plenary
Close It Summit 2019
Talent Forward 2019
Joann Kozyrev is Vice President of Design and Development at Western Governors University, a position she has held since January 2018. In this capacity, Kozyrev leads WGU’s student-centered team of skills architects, assessment and curriculum specialists, learning designers and developers, and content specialists to provide students with personal, flexible and affordable education based on real-world high demand skills and competencies.
Prior to taking on her current role, Kozyrev was Executive Director of Learning Innovation at the University of Texas System Institute for Transformational Learning, where she was a founding member of the Institute’s leadership team. She also led teams that developed college content in the fields of Psychology, Philosophy & Religion, Developmental English, Literature, and ESL at Houghton Mifflin and Cengage Learning.
Joann Kozyrev holds a B.A. in Russian/English from Juniata College and earned her MA-TESL from Penn State University.
The Evolllution, 2020-05-29
A discussion of the impact remote learning has on an online institution, concerns about the future of online learning and how to get people back into the workforce fast and efficiently.
Campus Technology, 2020-03-27
Colleges and universities everywhere are rushing to move courses online and keep teaching and learning going during the coronavirus pandemic. Here's how to cope with what may feel like an impossible task.
Great teams produce great results. The internet and business leadership literature are full of ideas for leading a team, turning around a dysfunctional team, and making a good team great. But what an opportunity when you get to form a team from scratch for a special project or new endeavor!
Recently, my instructional design colleagues asked a provocative question: What do we need to learn? The question turned into a theme for a conversation I had with our design and development organization about a week ago and it has continued to hang with me. As I think about what those of us interested in competency-based education (CBE) have to learn and keep learning, four themes emerge.
Micromasters, Nanodegrees, Verified Certificates, Badges—whatever your term of choice, “alternative credentials” were in the spotlight at the IMS Global Learning Consortium’s Summit on Digital Credentials last week and badges were the star of the show. While there appeared to be broad agreement at the meeting on key requirements for alternative credentials to come into their own, there was one piece of the puzzle that didn’t receive much attention: curriculum. But first, a summary of the current state of affairs.