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 and provides the available software, technology, and design services to meet the client’s needs. The instructional designer is responsible for the 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 System. 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 a myriad of instructional and non-instructional products including:
- Online courses
- Mobile applications
- 3-D Animations
- Learning Assets
The instructional designer works the application development team who focuses on delivering instruction via a myriad of technologies including online. 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 bests 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.
Academic & Research Technology embraces the ADDIE model of instructional design.