You are teaching at a remarkable time, which has heralded a sharp increase in the scope and pace of educational change. Instructional designers at the Center for the Advancement of Teaching Excellence (CATE) help you and your students adapt to these new challenges. We’re here now to help you move forward and continue to adapt to an ever-changing educational landscape.
Why is it important to work with an instructional designer?
The instructional design focuses on the needs of the student and creates a positive learning experience, which contributes to the achievement of their learning objectives. Instructional designers ensure that students learn effectively by helping instructors create high-quality learning materials and activities that take into account the varied backgrounds of all students.
Instructional design has contributed to the progression of higher education courses from lecture-based instruction to effective and well-planned learning experiences. CATE’s instructional designers support faculty in their adoption of educational technology and in implementing innovative, evidence-based teaching methods that enhance student learning and sense of belonging.
Whether you need help online or in the classroom, CATE’s instructional designers can help:
- Design teaching materials and courses
- Improve student learning in your course
- Leverage technology to enhance learning activities
- Implement an effective synchronous or asynchronous pedagogy
- Overcoming pedagogical challenges
CATE’s instructional designers have the experience to help you identify opportunities to improve your students’ skills and academic outcomes, using evidence-based instructional research and promising instructional practices from the field. We help create student-centered learning experiences with accessibility, equity, and inclusion in mind.
Schedule a consultation
If you have any questions regarding instructional design, course redesign, or an educational technology tool, request an appointment with one of CATE’s instructional designers.
More information can be found on the Instructional design page from the CATE website.