How Instructional Design Can Help You
Our mission is to promote effective use of current and emerging instructional methods and technologies that will enhance teaching and learning at SUNY Institute of Technology in support of the institution's mission to provide broad access for those pursuing higher learning and encourage a community of learning.
Instructional design is highly effective for systematically constructing learning that aligns the course with the learning outcomes based on cognition and adult education theories.
Instructional designers can:
- Assist faculty revision and preparation of face-to-face courses for online.
- Develop basic course templates based on a range of subject and/or teaching styles.
- Guide faculty towards using ANGEL for more than just posting syllabi.
- Facilitate greater interactivity in online learning through multimedia components (group collaboration, slide presentations, video clips, blogs, audio, net meetings, instant messaging, and digital ink).
- Develop self-paced, targeted instruction for faculty.
- Offer exploration/demo sessions to all faculty as ANGEL is phased in so that faculty have the time to construct their own meaning and understanding of online learning.
- Provide faculty training in distance education. (via Brown Bags, blog, small group meetings)
- Address online education issues such as increased plagiarism, lack of participation, faculty presence, and additional prep time.