For many years, I have had the great privilege to be an Instructional Designer and faculty member in higher education. It is my love of learning that drew me to instructional design, where I learn from and collaborate with faculty across a spectrum of curriculums. My own experience as a faculty member teaching graduate courses in instructional design (ID) and e-learning development has been key in building rapport with subject matter experts.


Essential Functions:

  • Develop and manage the schedule for online course development and delivery for assigned programs
  • Communicate effectively with faculty about expectations and deadlines
  • Develop new courses, and updating current courses
  • Coordinate with teams associated with learning technologies to support instructional media.
  • Design and develop multimedia components
  • Identify strategies for improving processes & procedures
  • Trouble shoot LMS issues as needed
  • Special projects as assigned

Direct Faculty support:

  • Instructional Strategies for face2face, hybrid, and online instruction
  • One-to-one and group training on Planning and Designing
  • Define expectations of course standards/outcomes based on organizational goals
  • Feedback Loop - In-course / participant-level, learner-level, analysis
  • Training on tools for instruction
  • Edit instructional materials
  • Troubleshoot and problem solve issues
  • Motivate faculty members
  • Prioritize time and have clear boundaries

Course/Program Design and Development support:

  • Coordinate with departments and faculty in defining program and course expectations of course standards/outcomes based on organizational goals
  • Create various types of user support materials including standard operating procedures, qualifications, manuals, adult learning education
  • Develop appropriate training objectives and test methods to design instructionally valid training materials
  • Design instructionally sound lesson plans incorporating a variety of delivery methods and media
  • Interact with management and subject matter expert to ensure accuracy and instructional content
  • Conduct and lead needs analysis, and evaluate effectiveness of learning solution

Tracking/Time Management

  • Coordinate with all department and course stakeholders to assure course construction and maintenance schedules are being applied according to program goals
  • Ensure that courses are designed with accessibility in mind
  • Evaluate the instructional effectiveness of ID processes
  • Apply standards associated with Quality Matters rubric or other assessment tool
  • Coordinate the development of instructional materials
  • Train faculty on emerging technologies
  • Provide continuous assistance with course readiness and course transfer