Welcome! We are the Office of Digital Education’s Instructional Design and Program Development team.
We are a team of passionate educators who dream, discover and design incredible learning experiences with our faculty and students. Our team includes experts in instructional design, training, media development, academic technology and online program development. We partner with faculty through the full design and redesign of online curricula and courses, pairing our unique experiences and expertise with those of our incredible faculty.
We hope you will join us in this collaborative and exciting work!
The Instructional Design and Program Development team offers course consultations for small-scale design questions, such as writing or revising discussion questions, ideas for diversifying assignments or doing a basic review of the online course structure. If you are new to working with an instructional designer or consultant, this is a great way to connect with our team and make some targeted improvements to your course.
Collaborative course mapping is our design approach for working with you on a redesign or new design of a fully online course. We believe that instructional design is best when combining our team's expertise with your knowledge and experience as a faculty member. This approach to course design is comprehensive and takes place over a short series of meetings to map out and design or redesign your course.
Our Instructional Design and Program Development team offers program design services when schools, colleges and departments want to redesign an existing online program, move a face-to-face program online or develop a brand new online program. If you or your department are looking for partnership for any of these options, please reach out and connect.
Here are a few sample courses so you can see what an online course actually looks like. No login needed. Simply click on each link and see how each course is designed.
In this course students learn how to plan, produce and deliver an online webinar, using state-of-the-art synchronous tools and proven practices of design. Topics in the course include audience analysis; platform skills for presenting in synchronous online events; managing and leveraging audience participation; tool selection; basic visual design principles; evaluation and presentation methods; attendance tracking; and methods for promoting and increasing awareness of your events.
INTE 5680 is all about integrating media and mobile into e-Learning environments. Students learn about different types of media, some of the allowances and constraints of them in e-Learning environments and also spend time creating media.
We'll also explore some of the new paradigms in e-Learning and the platforms that support them. This course in itself will serve as an experiment to define the legitimacy and potential of a post LMS world.
In THTR 3611 students examine diversity and prejudices of all kinds—racism, ageism, issues of gender, etc.—as seen through the mediums of Film and Theatre. Upon completion of this course, students should have developed a richer and deeper insight into themselves and their own values, as reflected and challenged in the process of analyzing diversity in dramatic literature, theatre, film and possibly TV performances.
CRJU 5391 examines the problem of sexual abuse and provides students with a foundation to understand:
English 2030 is a core writing course designed to prepare you for future persuasive writing and the research processes that inform that writing. During the semester you will use invention strategies, researching, drafting, argument, documentation and collaborative learning to produce well-written, appropriately documented text. You will also learn to practice critical thinking, reading and writing necessary for your other college courses and for your thoughtful participation in the world beyond school.