Our ID team has led the way in creating effective and authentic online learning using COE research, established best practices, and cutting edge use of technology. We understand that designing powerful online educational experiences includes shared contextual learning activities, digital content that resonates, and interactivity that serves to engage and foster learning. We also believe that successful instruction begins by creating a synergy between the instructor and online technology and work hand-in-hand with our faculty to ensure that their vision of the course is met and surpassed.
Our instructional design seeks to offer learning opportunities that:
- Promote explicit articulation of student outcomes
- Integrate formative and summative assessments into the learning process.
- Create both learner-centric and collaborative opportunities for students to engage material in different ways and with different perspectives.
- Assist faculty through professional development in embracing and utilizing technology effectively.
Our department has worked steadily over the years to be the meeting place where the substantial research of our own college meets the reality of online instruction on a day-to-day basis. We believe that balance has allowed us to create quality courses for both the instructor and the student.