Instructional Development Center
Outstanding Online Student Award
This award recognizes an online student who has demonstrated the following criteria:
- Professionalism within their courses
- Outstanding course participation
- Demonstrated leadership
- Academic achievement
There will be two recipients of this award – one undergraduate student and one graduate student. Nominations can be made at http://ekuonline.eku.edu/outstanding-online-student-award-nomination-form.
Excellence in Instructional Design Award
Online Faculty, have you worked with an instructional designer this year who helped you create an excellent online course? Did he/she help you leverage technology in a powerful way and provide you with exceptional customer service? If so, why not recognize their hard work and commitment not only to you but to their profession by nominating them for the 2015 eCampus Excellence in Instructional Design Award? This is an annual recognition awarded to an instructional designer who demonstrates all of these characteristics and who represents his/her profession to the highest degree. Nominations can be made at http://ekuonline.eku.edu/ecampus-excellence-instructional-design-award.
Excellence in Course Design Award
Nominations for the 2015 eCampus Excellence in Course Design Award are currently being accepted. This annual award recognizes the collaborative effort between a faculty member and an instructional designer for outstanding online course design. Criteria include having clearly defined and measurable goals, use of innovative technologies, a design to enhance extensive and meaningful engagement, and a course that fully meets the rigor of Quality Matters. Please make your nomination by completing the form at http://ekuonline.eku.edu/ecampus-excellence-course-design-award.
Instructional Design Services
E-Campus Instructional Development Center provides EKU faculty members with instructional support throughout the entire teaching and learning process for undergraduate, graduate, online courses. Our mission is working with faculty members to create learning experiences for students that are relevant and interactive, that foster academic achievement and the development of critical thinking skills that result in lifelong learning. This is done by sharing instructional strategies and innovative resources that are grounded in learning theory and guided by the principles of instructional design.
Some of the services we offer include:
- Consulting with faculty members on an individual basis regarding the design and development of their courses.
- Consulting with departments regarding online program design and development.
- Providing instructional multimedia production services (see Instructional Media Services).
- Developing and conducting workshops and professional development sessions.
- Gathering and distributing “best practices” in distance learning (see Faculty Resources).
Our services are available for e-campus programs and general university courses.
Instructional Design Process
The faculty member is invited to discuss a new or existing course with an Instructional Designer. The objective of the discussion is to create a new course or revise elements of an existing course. Resulting options may be incorporated into the course based upon the decisions of the course instructor. IDC staff members including media specialists are then brought in as needed to produce course elements.
Solutions are generated as a result of discussions between the Instructional Designer and the faculty member. The solutions are developed as a result of a collaborative team that may include, for example, a multimedia producer as well as the instructional designer. The resulting course product is based upon principles of quality course design.
Often a course is already being offered and an instructor desires an “objective eye” to assist in an informal evaluation of the course. In addition, IDC personnel will assist in the more formal evaluation of existing courses.