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Instructional Design Services

What is Instructional Design?

Instructional design is the analysis of learning needs and the systematic development of instruction. Instructional Designers assist in reviewing instructional goals and in developing high quality learning experiences.  Typically, a subject matter expert (faculty or staff) collaborates with an instructional designer who utilizes their understanding of educational best practices and instructional technology to suggest pedagogically sound course design.

Examples of Instructional Design Services include:

  • Developing a new course or redesigning an existing course

  • Integrating appropriate technology and learning tools into instruction

  • Reviewing and writing learning objectives and instructional goals

  • Evaluating options for instructional delivery

  • Developing a variety of assessments and rubrics

  • Exploring engaging student activities and assignments

  • Creating learning objects and instructional materials aligned to objectives

  • Providing a new, objective perspective through classroom observation and feedback

  • Addressing multiple intelligences, special needs, and changing learning preferences

  • Utilizing course management system sites to improve students’ learning experiences

  • Developing blended/hybrid instruction or online courses

Scheduling an Appointment

If you would like to get assistance with instructional design, have an idea for a project, or have questions about how we can assist you, contact itech@plu.edu. Staff will be in touch to schedule an appointment for you to meet one-on-one with the instructional designer.

Workshops and Resources  

Training sessions, seminars, and workshops will be offered throughout the year. Workshop descriptions and registration can be found here.

Information, articles, book suggestions, and recordings will also be posted on the Instructional Design Resources page to provide faculty and staff with additional resources.

Sharing Best Practices

If you are delivering or helping to deliver a course in a unique or engaging way, we want to hear from you! To facilitate the sharing of best practices, the instructional design website will be highlighting faculty and staff who are bringing new or engaging ideas into the classroom to improve teaching and learning. To share your experience, simply email us at itech@plu.edu and let us know what you are doing so we can feature you on our site.

Instructional Designer Dana Bodewes

Dan Bodewes

"...if we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow."

- John Dewey

Get Instructional Design Assistance

Contact Info

Email: itech@plu.edu

Phone: 253-535-7509