At GVSU, the eLearning team is on mission to support faculty pursuing innovation in teaching and learning. One of our strategies in achieving this mission is to:
- Leverage exemplary instructional design and instructional technologies to: create pedagogically sound and learner centered instruction, improve and ensure course quality, enhance faculty effectiveness, and to increase student success and retention.
We also always say:
“We’re here to help!”
And we are!
In a recent article by Campus Technology entitled: “Survey: Instructional Designers Drive Better Student Outcomes“, the importance of instructional design (ID) was raised in support of increasing the quality of online courses and in turn improving student learning as part of the 2019 CHLOE 3 REPORT.
Online Student Performance compared to Face-to-Face Students, with and without Instructional Design Support
In the following chart, findings revealed that a higher proportion of institutions that require the use of an instructional designer in online course design and development indicate online students as “performing comparably to or better than on-ground students.”
Online Course Development Model
As part of the 2019 CHLOE 3 Report, the survey also indicated that on average 38% of institutions use a faculty + option ID model, followed by 24% a faculty + required ID.
Online Engagement and the Student Experience
Further, the following chart illustrates a variety of course design and development approaches as it relates to the types of engagement used in the online course. For example, when faculty work independently, 64% of the student engagement is with course materials, whereas, when faculty are required to work with an ID or a team, course material engagement dropped to 47% and 44% respectively.
Connect with an Instructional Designer at GVSU!
When preparing, designing, or facilitating an online or hybrid course, please reach out to one of our instructional designers for support, join an Online and Hybrid Faculty Learning Community, and/or review a variety of tips, video advice, and good practice teaching recommendations.