Why Instructional Design?
Academic Technology Services Instructional designers can help you and other UC Davis faculty thoughtfully integrate technology tools and media into the design and implementation of our courses, thus encouraging students to feel supported and engaged with class materials. Working with presentation technologies, assessment strategies, or even the overall structure of a course, you will find that with instructional design strategies, you will streamline, clarify, and enhance learning materials and modes of instruction. Our instructional designers will introduce you to instructional design strategies, sources of support when developing a course, and optimal approaches to creating and teaching face-to-face, online, and blended courses at UC Davis.
Instructional designers typically employ a strategy called Backward Design to solve instructional challenges. Using this method, designers first determine the desired outcomes of a course or activity, then identify methods to measure student achievement, and finally create the experiences and curate the resources students will use to master learning objectives. We stand ready to help you with this process.
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