Have you ever worked with an instructional designer to improve a course? According to a recent study released by Inside Higher Ed, the chances are good that you haven’t. Fewer than half of faculty participants in the study have experience working with instructional designers, but those who have reported that they “overwhelmingly appreciated the experience” – a full 93 percent of respondents rated their time with an ID as positive. So what gives? Why are IDs underutilized in higher education institutions? The truth is that there is sometimes a dearth of information about available ID resources on campuses, coupled with lingering misperceptions about what, exactly, that IDs can do for you.
So, what can time with a UP instructional designer do for your course? To find out more, please visit this week’s TLC from the TLC blog post over on the Teaching and Learning Community Blog.