Instructional Design for eLearning

A room of faculty

Faculty Learning Communities

The IDeL team facilitates a series of faculty learning communities focused on online and hybrid learning. These meetings take place once a month on the Allendale, Pew, and Health campuses. All faculty are invited to attend, whether they teach online and hybrid courses or not. For this semester's meeting dates and locations, see the faculty learning community page.

photo from a previous symposium

Technology Symposium 2019

This year's event was held Wednesday May 1 in the Mary Idema Pew Library on the Allendale campus. Visit the Symposium page for a list of this year's presenters, links to previous years' symposiums, the 2018-2019 winners of the Teaching with Technology awards, and the video of GVSU Provost Maria Cimitile's keynote address.

How Do I Get Started?

Are you interested in teaching a hybrid or an online course? To learn more about the process involved in proposing courses and being certified to teach online, please visit the Faculty Resources for Online Education page. To learn how to become an approved online or hybrid instructor, please visit the webpage for our Foundations workshop.

About IDeL

Our goal is to develop confident and competent faculty, prepared to teach in blended and fully online learning environments, who are able to integrate technology in a way that is learner-centered and pedagogically sound. learn more about IDeL

Quick Links

Technology Improves Student Scores

  • This article describes the results of a study that suggests a wise use of instructional technology has a measurable impact on student achievement.

7 Things You Should Know About QR Codes

  • Learn more about QR codes through this installment of Educause's "7 Things" series.

7 Things You Should Know About Twitter

  • Learn more about Twitter through this installment of Educause's "7 Things" series.

Suggested Reading

Chris Gamrat. 2/6/20. "Inclusive Teaching and Course Design." Educause Review.

"Faculty and instructional designers can employ a number of strategies to create courses and learning environments where students feel welcome and connected.."

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Penelope Adams Moon. 2/12/20. "Avoiding Unforced Errors in Online Courses." Inside Higher Ed.

"Working from a checklist of best practices can help medical teams care for their patients better. A similar approach might help professors (and the professionals they work with) support students better, Penelope Adams Moon writes."

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Ray Schroeder. 2/12/20. "Know Your Students." Inside Higher Ed.

"Far too often we begin planning a class with the content, pedagogy, technology and outcomes in mind -- without first researching the students."

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