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.
Our Instructional Designers
The IDs are responsible for advising faculty on the application of the MSU Instructional Design model during the course development process. They are also responsible for a variety of technical aspects of course development.
Developing Your Course
As you develop a face to face, hybrid or online course, consider the instructional design, training and support available to you at Montclair State. Instructional designers are available to help you navigate the resources available that may enhance your course development and teaching. Furthermore, the ITDS Team, offers workshops and one on one support in course design and the use of instructional technologies.
When and How to Get Instructional Design Support
If you are planning to teach or assigned a face to face, hybrid or online course(s) in a coming semester and would like instructional design assistance, please complete this consultation request form or contact our team by email below. We recommend that you contact us at least 2 months prior to the start date of your course. Due to the ratio between the instructional design support staff and faculty, planning ahead will allow us to assist you more efficiently.