Instructional Design Support
The CTTL Instructional Design & Technology staff and faculty assist faculty with instructional design and technology (IDT) needs on a one-on-one basis, as well as by facilitating workshops, brown bags, and presentations, workshops and trainings. Informed by learning and instructional theories, as well as best practices and standards, IDT includes distance education, educational technology, pedagogy, curriculum design, assessment design, multimedia training and production, accessibility, etc.
- Training and support using a variety of software and hardware for teaching and learning
- Assistance creating media to support learning and instruction (e.g., visual aids, action guides, various multimedia artifacts for instructional purposes for either hybrid, online, or face-to face instruction)
- Conduct training sessions for faculty and staff to learn how to use instructional media and technology
- Assistance designing/developing learning materials for improving instruction (with or without technology based on the need)
- Training for faculty and staff on Accessibility best practices and methods in online and hybrid course design, with an emphasis on materials that meet the requirements of the “Accessible Technology Standards” for students with disabilities.
- Research and evaluate the use of technologies and their impact on student learning outcomes
- Provide one-on-one training and support for all faculty teaching online and/or hybrid courses.
- Evaluate new technologies to discover new and better ways to enhance instruction
- Work with faculty to identify what students need to learn to be competitive in the 21st century, and identify the best technology to support such learning
- Assist faculty developing outcomes and objectives, and ensuring content matches those objectives
- Assist faculty developing assessments (note that this does not only mean tests)
- Assist faculty adapting instructional materials created for one format to another format (usually this is adapting materials from face-to-face to e-learning)
Upcoming workshop information will be posted in the CTTL web calendar whenever new workshops become available. Sample topics include: Image optimization with Photoshop and GIMP, Screen Casting with a variety of software such as Camtasia or ScreenFlow, Adobe Acrobat Dynamic Forms, WebAccess, Canvas LMS, Podcasting, Google Apps, and more!
In an effort to serve the widest number of faculty and staff possible, workshops are offered in a recurring basis with varying times and dates. One-on-one appointments are also available for those who cannot attend a workshop, as well as for those who prefer to work on specific material.
Determining Support Needs: IDT or Information Technology Services?
Instructional Design &Technology overlaps with other disciplines and departments such as SMCCCD Information Technology Services, Disability Resources Center (DRC) Assistive Technology, Web Design, Graphic Design, Media Services, Curriculum Design, etc. The simplest way to narrow it down is to answer the question; “Is this for instruction?” If the answer is yes, then it is very likely that the Instructional Designer or Instructional Technologist can help. If the answer is no, then it probably requires ITS, or one of the other departments designed to serve you and your students' needs. If you are not certain about where to go for help you may contact the CTTL’s at 650.738.7147 and you will be assisted in determining which campus resource is the best fit for your needs.