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Instructional Design

The Office of Instructional Design is a resource for all faculty that supports independent, classroom, and clinical learning by integrating innovative technologies into the curriculum. The goal is to enhance teaching initiatives by supporting faculty’s use of educational technology, engage students in new and interactive ways, and thereby improve learning outcomes.

The office’s services are designed for faculty of all technology skill levels, from those who have minimal experience with today’s dynamic instructional technologies to those with a firm knowledge of hardware and software. We consult with faculty members to develop educationally sound, interactive learning tools customized for specific objectives and assist in the implementation and evaluation of these tools.

This can include working with faculty to create self-directed learning modules, from developing the initial script/lecture, recording the lecture with the faculty member(s), creating sophisticated graphics and medical illustrations, and publishing in Canvas, a learning management system. Most learning modules include interactivities and online quizzes that students use to assess themselves on the material. We also assist faculty with classroom materials, from simple Powerpoint presentations to interactive materials.

Instructional technology services include, but are not limited to:

  • Conduct consultations to introduce faculty to the principles of instructional design, assessment and evaluation, and use of educational technologies.
  • Work with faculty to determine overall teaching goals and recommend instructional technology tools to create more effective lectures.
  • Convert existing lectures to multi-media format, from simple to sophisticated.
  • Develop self-directed modules and interactive quizzes.
  • Assess the effectiveness of learning tools in supporting active learning, student engagement and information retention.

 

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