This website is a resource for faculty who are planning to or are interested in teaching online or hybrid courses and wish to learn more about online teaching and learning. It provides fundamental information about online course content development, Instructional Design processes and methodologies, online teaching strategies, faculty development opportunities, as well as how to work with an Instructional Designer.
We are often asked "What is Instructional Design?" Simply speaking, Instructional Design is a systematic and continuous process which is deeply rooted in learning principles/theories and is supported by educational technology to develop the most effective and efficient learning experience for students. Instructional Design processes and methodologies can be applied to any subject or discipline across any educational delivery mode, such as face-to-face, hybrid and purely online.
The Instructional Design process is a team-oriented collaboration, which includes faculty as subject-matter experts, Instructional Designers and multimedia specialists, as needed.
This Instructional Design Services website includes information regarding Canvas, our new learning management system, resources on course design, online pedagogy, faculty development and Instructional Design consultation. The website is designed to assist and guide faculty on how to start the online course development process and introduces what is involved in online teaching and learning. It serves as a foundational resource for online and hybrid course development and online teaching practices at Montclair State University.