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What is Instructional Design?

Instructional design is the practice of creating instructional experiences which make the acquisition of knowledge and skill more efficient, effective, and appealing. The process consists broadly of determining the state and needs of the learner, defining the end goal of instruction, and creating activities to assess the learner's knowledge. There are many instructional design models with the most popular being the ADDIE model with the five phases: analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation.

Instructional Design at UTHealth - Cizik School of Nursing (SON)

At the Cizik SON, we are committed to providing faculty with the resources that will help them utilize the best tools and strategies for teaching and learning. The CEIR department offers a variety of instructional design services to instructors, such as:

  • Individual and group meetings focused on course design and developing materials for hybrid/online courses
  • Existing course or program enhancement or revision
  • Presentations and workshops on educational theories, technology and best practices in teaching and learning online
  • Assistance in the use and evaluation of emerging technologies for instruction

An Instructional Designer/Developer Can Help You:

  • Create a better course organization
  • Develop new instructional media
  • Understand how to employ the best practices in online teaching
  • Learn how to write objectives in measurable outcomes
  • Align assessments with the measurable learning outcome

If you would like to learn more about instructional design or schedule an appointment with an Instructional Developer, please contact CEIR.