Instructional Design

Instructional Design /eLearning Support

When I tell people my job title, I often get the question, “What do you do exactly?” Well, an instructional designer (ID) usually works with faculty in a resource capacity:

  • providing information and resources on best practices in education
  • assisting collaboratively in the course design process
  • instructing in the effective use of technology in teaching

My time is usually spent in collaborating one-on-one with faculty, developing resources to help faculty inform their teaching practice, conducting workshops, and researching current trends in education.

I often think of IDs as people who carry a tool belt full of ideas and applications for educational endeavors. By talking with faculty about what they would like to do with their classes, IDs can recommend activities and approaches that will help faculty build successful and rewarding courses.

eLearning Support (eLSS) means that I assist faculty with teaching and learning issues in online environments. From web-assisted to blended courses to fully online delivery, I provide resources or contacts to assist faculty as they prepare quality online products to support the teaching and learning process.

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