Curriculum and Instructional Design
At CDL, the Curriculum & Instructional Design Group (CID) is charged with coordinating the review, revision and development of both new and existing courses. The CID Group is comprised of several coordinating-level Curriculum & Instructional Designers, two Curriculum Design Specialists, one Curricular Technology Specialist, and a Coordinator of Learning Design. The group’s director manages and oversees the work of each individual member, as well as the group’s overall efforts.
As the CDL Coordinator of Curriculum and Instructional Design for an assigned area of study (AOS), CIDs attend relevant AOS meetings, and pay close attention to faculty concerns and needs with regards to curriculum maintenance, improvement, and teaching with technology. In consultation with the team area coordinators, CIDs propose and plan revision to assigned courses to take them to the next level in interactive design. They consult with faculty to plan cycle courses for development and revision, and provide the faculty in their area with development/revision schedules.
The Curriculum Design Specialists (CDS) work collaboratively with faculty and CIDs to provide support in the research, analysis, and writing of curriculum materials for assigned courses. The CDSs provide design consultation, guidance and support to course developers, and use adult learning principles, theories of active and authentic learning, social constructivist models, collaborative learning, interactivity and visual pedagogies to guide their work. They keep current on research and developments in these areas.
The CID Group collaborates with content experts, instructional technologists, librarians, graphics specialists, multimedia developers, other instructional designers, and the Coordinator of Advanced Learning Design for the consistent delivery of exemplary courses. CIDs also contribute to the analysis and adoption of tools, strategies and approaches to content management, course design, and learning delivery that move beyond the current LMS into open source environments.
Assisting in the development of curriculum resources, the Coordinator of Advanced Learning Design (CALD) focuses on developing tools and resources that may be openly shared in web 2.0, social media, and open source environments (such as blogs, wikis, WordPress, and other emergent spaces/tools and consults with the Curriculum and Instructional Design Group and AT staff on processes and best practices.
The Curricular Technology Specialist (CTS) contributes to course development by creating, organizing and coordinating materials for faculty, using a variety of pedagogical approaches and modes, including face-to-face workshops and individualized faculty coaching sessions.
Both the CTS and CALD also contribute regularly to the continued improvement of CDL course development methods, tools, and best practices.