What do Instructional Designers do?
Instructional designers wear an array of hats all under the broad umbrella of teaching, learning, and technology. The list below is not exhaustive but covers many of the common tasks instructional designers perform.
- Oversee the instructional design process for a course or group of courses, including project management, planning, design, production, evaluation, and iteration.
- Provide user experience reviews for a course. (How easy is a course to navigate? How organized are materials? What best practices should inform the structure and course outline?)
- Advise faculty on developing multimedia and video resources for courses using best practices; assist with planning, shooting, and editing videos.
- Research and evaluate academic technology tools and platforms and how they can be integrated into content.
- Help apply Universal Design and Accessibility Standards to courses; review courses for accessibility; support faculty using the Canvas and UDOIT tools that identify accessibility issues in a course.
- Create guides for learners and faculty to assist them in using various technologies.
- Provide solutions for unique teaching situations which require educational technology as a part of the solution.
- Search for relevant research on teaching and learning with technology.
- Assist faculty with graphics and search for images; help faculty create improved page layouts and use typography to improve visual appeal and learning.
Instructional Design Support at Rollins
Susan Detrie, MA, Ed.S, Senior Instructional Content Developer, supports faculty and instructors in our traditional educational programs at Rollins. Susan brings expertise in instructional technology, web development, videography, and graphic design. Susan has an MA from Teachers College, Columbia University and an Ed.S from the University of Missouri in educational technology.
Executive MPH Programs
Aimee Cabrera, MLIS, Senior Instructional Content Developer, supports faculty and instructors in the Executive MPH program at Rollins. Aimee has extensive experience and interest in accessibility issues and visual design/user experience considerations in online learning.
Manish Tripathi, BSED, MLMT, Ed.S, Senior Instructional Content Developer, supports faculty and instructors in the Executive MPH program at Rollins. Manish brings extensive expertise in assisting individuals with the development of instructional materials and the use of technology to enhance their in-person and online teaching experience.
Karen Viars, MS, MIS, Senior Instructional Content Developer, supports faculty and instructors in the Executive MPH program at Rollins. Karen brings extensive expertise in online and hybrid education and partnering effectively with faculty.