HighEdWeb2008 Conference: Infinite Solutions

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Negotiating the Compliance Maze: Developing Export Control eLearning for Researchers

PST18 Poster Sessions Track

Plaster Student Union Ballroom


As an employee of a research university, your responsibilities may require you to be aware of export controls. These laws could affect the work in which you are involved, the security of intellectual property and research facilities, and the proper application of research activities. To do this, you will require knowledge and awareness to become informed and this training module seeks to present you with those fundamental concepts of the export control regulations. Where do you begin?

This presentation will show the development of an export control eLearning resource that used various instructional design methods in creating an online training course that enables researchers to understand and explore the many policies and procedures found within the export control regulation. The course comprised games, simulations, case studies, review exercises and assessments that helped to strengthen the transfer of knowledge for researchers to negotiate this complex topic.


Bruce Richards
Research and Instructional Design Coordinator, Missouri State University

Richards has spent the last two years as research and instructional design coordinator in the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs at Missouri State University in Springfield, M.O. He has also held positions as a computer and software instructor, information technology administrator, network and systems administrator, and compliance and disaster recovery project manager.
He is a member of the Association of Educational Communications and Technology (AECT).