Welcome to the Instructional Design Services web page!
Faculty members will find information here about course development, instructional design processes and theories, teaching methodologies, faculty development opportunities, and how to work with an instructional designer.
View a sample project below or scroll down the page to read answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about our services.
What is Instructional Design?
What services do you provide?
- Consult for course and activity design and revision
- Recommend and facilitate innovative methods for teaching and learning
- Evaluate and facilitate use of emerging technologies for instruction
- Provide faculty with opportunities to explore new and innovative technologies
How do these services help faculty members?
- Identify the concepts and skills they want students to learn in their course
- Write appropriate objectives that have specific measurable outcomes
- Design effective assignments, exams, and projects that demonstrate how well students understand the subject and help identify trouble spots
- Select or create appropriate media to enhance lectures and online presentations
- Utilize appropriate technologies to achieve specific teaching and learning goals
What types of classes can benefit?
- Traditional instructor-led classes
- Distance classes held through videoconferencing technology
- Hybrid or blended classes
- Live or self-paced online classes
- New or existing courses
How does an Instructional Design Consultation work?
The Instructional Design staff will work with the course content to determine what strategies and instructional methods would complement the materials and the instructor's strengths.
New approaches and technologies will be researched and recommended to help you achieve the instructional objectives in a different or more effective manner. Instructional Design services may also help to design lessons, activities, media, or other learning objects to meet the goals.