Instructional Design & Technology

The Instructional Design & Technology (IDT) team includes instructional designers, instructional technologists, and multimedia developers who:

  • inspire faculty to try new teaching strategies and technologies
  • work with faculty to design engaging and effective online, face-to-face, and hybrid courses
  • design and produce instructional media solutions in consultation with faculty
  • consult with faculty to discuss and plan effective teaching and learning practices
  • consult with faculty to discuss and recommend instructional technologies to enhance instruction
  • support JWU’s teaching & learning systems (ulearn, Kaltura, Turnitin, etc.) and train faculty on the effective use of these systems
  • offer faculty development courses, workshops, and other professional development activities that explore emerging technologies and pedagogical best practices to meet instructional goals
  • solve instructional problems by applying evidence-based research on innovative teaching and learning practices that support interactive, student-centered learning
  • Provide tools, skills, and support to empower the self-directedness of faculty pertaining to instructional technologies
  • foster communication and collaboration within the JWU community through the sharing of our knowledge of teaching, learning, and technology
  • monitor the quality of online courses for compliance with federal and accreditation requirements
  • promote equitable and inclusive teaching and learning practices, including accessible course materials

Our Mission

Johnson & Wales University’s Instructional Design and Technology (IDT) team contributes to student academic achievement by supporting faculty with designing accessible, innovative, engaging, and inclusive learning experiences. We focus on the seamless integration of pedagogy and technology that foster critical thinking, inspire curiosity, and drive academic success. Through collaboration, creativity, and a commitment to excellence, IDT aims to cultivate lifelong learning and unlock the full potential of every JWU learner.

Instructional Design & Technology