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Welcome message

Thank you for visiting the instructional design team web site. We have a team and tool set available to assist with your course design needs.

Two ways to get started

If you are a chair making a referral for another faculty member, contact Erin Sicuranza, manager of the instructional design support team. Erin is available by emall at erins@udel.edu or you can schedule a time here: https://erins.youcanbook.me

If you are a faculty member seeking assistance for your own course, please check the Instructional Design Team directory to get the email address for your dedicated instructional designer for your department.  Send an email indicating the course you would like assistance with and a few times you would be available for an initial consultation. 

What to expect after your initial request

About the process
A course design process can involve many facets of a course. The specific tasks will vary for each course depending upon the results of a needs analysis. A team of staff members from different instructional support units is available to guide and assist you each step of the way.  The process is loosely based on the ADDIE model: Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation.

First step: Needs analysis
Once the faculty and team members have been identified, then a thorough needs analysis of the course will begin. Using higher education best practices and standards, we use a framework to identify those areas of the course that are working well and those that need attention.

Follow up: Course revision plan
Working with the faculty member, we will prioritize the tasks from the needs analysis, create a workflow and timeline, and agree upon checkpoints and milestones. The support team can help with many design and production tasks in coordination with the faculty member. A shared set of recommendations and deliverables is maintained for reference as the process continues through to the evaluation phase.