Online Learning Update

November 6, 2018

Professor, Please Meet Your Instructional Designer

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:10 am

By Doug Lederman
Invisibility of instructional designers is among most surprising — and to designers themselves, upsetting — findings of new Inside Higher Ed Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology.¬†As online enrollments grow and many colleges ramp up their digital course and program offerings, the role of instructional designers — staff members who work with instructors to adapt or build new digital courses — is growing in importance. But new data from Inside Higher Ed’s just-released 2018 Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology suggest that instructional designers — and colleges and universities that want them to play a central role helping instructors create high-quality, well-built courses — have a lot of work to do in building awareness of their role.

https://www.insidehighered.com/digital-learning/article/2018/10/31/survey-professors-shows-surprising-lack-awareness-instructional

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