Instructional Design and Technology
Today there is much pressure on teachers and schools to incorporate technology more directly in the classroom, particularly in light of “21st century workforce” demands. In addition, schools handle a wider range of student abilities and differences today than ever before. While instructional technology tools promise to help meet today's demands on the schools, they are not necessarily well designed to enhance learning and many teachers are not well prepared to use them.
Our professional development programs in instructional design and technology focus on the systematic design, planning and use of technology. The program is targeted toward individuals from varied backgrounds who wish to help educators or learn themselves to design, develop, and incorporate technology more effectively in diverse educational settings (including K-12, higher education, informal learning, and corporate training).