For the health and safety of the Grand Valley community, remote academic instruction will continue through June 17. The Admissions office is available to answer calls Mon.-Fri. from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 616-331-2025 or 1-800-748-0246 or email email@example.com. Additional instructions and updates at www.gvsu.edu/coronavirus
Instructional Design for eLearning
Responding to COVID-19
As part of Grand Valley State University's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, IDeL and eLearning staff are focused on helping faculty transition their in-person classes to remote instruction.
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.
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.
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
"Faculty and instructional designers can employ a number of strategies to create courses and learning environments where students feel welcome and connected.."
"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."
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."