â€œThe discipline of instructional design is concerned primarily with prescribing optimal methods of instruction to bring about desired changes in student knowledge and skills.â€ (Reigeluth, 1983, p.4) It is a process by which instruction is improved through the analysis of needs and systematic development of learning materials. Technology and multimedia tools are often employed to enhance instruction and student engagement in the learning process.
An instructional designer can help you:
Instructional designers work much like architects, drawing up specifications and blueprints for a course before actual construction begins. Sometimes, instructional designers also assist in the construction (development) of the course and build what they design. Instructional design projects can involve the design and development of new courses or instructional units, revisions to existing courses, or the development of reusable multimedia learning objects. The HSD instructional designers will consult with faculty as subject matter experts to determine the scope of a project and the nature of the collaboration between the faculty and the instructional design team. To learn more about the services provided by the Instructional Design Team and to schedule an appointment or contact us, visit the Instructional Design Services site.
|Stacey Zurek||Instructional Designer|
|Toni Koslow||Instructional Designer|
|John Schneider||Elearning Assistant|
Contact us at IDteam-HSD@luc.edu
Visit us in SSOM 256B.