Digital Innovation & Learning

We support and promote the effective use of technology and design in teaching, research, and administrative efforts and initiatives.

Instructional Design: Roles & Responsibilities

Who helps me build this course?

Your AT partner does! We choose to call ourselves a “partner” instead of a “developer” or “designer” because while we do develop and design, we are also your partner throughout the entire process (and beyond). We are in charge of facilitating the design meetings, translating your curriculum and your ideas into the Learning Environment Modeling Language (LEML), and helping you meet your deadlines and communicating updates with stakeholders.

What is my role as a Course Lead?

Together with your AT Partner, you help to supply the curriculum, the content, and the innovative ideas during course design planning. Your AT Partner will help you do this by asking thought-provoking and clarifying questions, and translating your ideas into methods that could work in the online space. The best courses come from teamwork.

This role takes substantial work and focus on behalf of the course lead. The course lead should be able to set aside anywhere between 5-15 hours of work a week depending on what needs to get done. The Course Lead will be writing new assignments, drafting storyboards & scripts, and must be readily available to answer any questions the AT partner might have about the content.

Who are the Stakeholders in most course design projects?

Stakeholders will be discussed upfront at the Kickoff meeting. Usually, stakeholders are members of the academic department (for which the course is being built) and often members of various administrative departments who might influence the course design process or have interests in the outcome (such as Technology, Academic Affairs, Global Affairs, or similar).

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