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Instructional Design

Providing faculty with instructional design services to design and develop a variety of educational products.


Instructional Designers are responsible for analyzing and researching a client’s pedagogical and/or functional requirements, expectations, resources, learning needs, learning gaps, and tasks. The instructional designer consults with clients to facilitate Analysis, Design, Development (in partnership with developers and subject matter experts), Implementation, and Evaluation of custom created learning assets, courses, patient education, clinical tools, mobile applications, 3D applications, simulation applications, and other deliverables in support of the University and Health Systems. Instructional Designers provide leadership in improving faculty understanding and use of academic technology especially related to the use of distance learning delivery systems.

Academic & Research Technology offers instructional design services supporting the design and development of myriad instructional and non-instructional products including:

  • Online courses
  • Mobile applications
  • 3-D Animations
  • Simulations
  • Games
  • eBooks
  • Learning Assets 

The instructional designer works with the application development team, who focuses on supporting instruction with technologies appropriate for both online and face-to-face environments. This team includes programmers, web designers, graphic artists, videographers, and multimedia developers. In terms of online course development, the instructional designer works with the faculty to effectually shape the course structure, based on sound educational theory and best practices, to make student learning effective. The instructional designer works in concert with the faculty to establish learning objectives and design exercises and activities to facilitate student learning. Specifically the instructional designer assists the faculty with design of assessments to test knowledge acquisition, content design and layout (text, audio, video and advanced multimedia), and design of meaningful student/student and student/faculty interaction utilizing features of the LMS.


Ashley Windley
Ashley Cullum
Senior Instructional Designer 
(706) 446.1407
UH 146

   Davina Smalley
Davina Smalley
 Instructional Designer
Serving all GRU Colleges
(706) 446-1415
UH 149

Sara Bryan
Sara Bryan, PhD
 Instructional Designer
Serving the College of
(706) 723-4328
EC 4326
G. Laws
Georgianna Laws
 Instructional Designer
Serving the College of Allied Health and Sciences
(706) 721-4984
EC 12078B
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Dacia Davis
 Instructional Designer
Serving the Hospital
AB 146
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Winona Hatcher
 Instructional Designer
Serving the College of Education
UH 107





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