Instructional Designer

Texas State University, Office of Distance and Extended Learning, San Marcos, TX                                              2015 – 2016

Instructional Designer

The Office of Distance and Extended Learning is Texas State’s home for courses and programs offered through self-pace correspondence, extension, and continuing education. This office also provides information on Texas State’s distance learning programs, courses, initiatives, and resources to our community of distance learners and educators.

  • Managed team-based projects which supported faculty in the design, implementation, support, and assessment of course and program re-designs that improved student learning and success.
  • Consulted with faculty to provide specific solutions for improved student engagement and learning through the effective integration of technology and instructional design principles in all learning environments (including online, hybrid, and face-to-face).
  • Collaborated with colleagues in the Department and the faculty led Professional Development Faculty Subcommittee to develop and deliver faculty development processes and programs, including cohort instruction, which equip faculty to effectively integrate technology, learning theory, and instructional design principles in their teaching (including both online and face-to-face courses).
  • Collaborated with the instructional design team to facilitate processes for certifying faculty to design online courses, for improving student retention and success in online courses, and for assessing the effectiveness of online courses.
  • Developed documentation and just-in-time training materials to equip faculty with innovative instructional ideas and tools.
  • Coordinated design and production assistance to faculty related to the development and use of instructional media.
  • Collaborated with faculty and academic administrators in re-designing specific courses identified in the Title III grant.
  • Contributed to the work of the Title III project implementation team and complete Title III-related reporting in a timely and thorough manner.
  • Developed and maintained positive working relationships with diverse faculty and administrators across all academic departments, seeking out opportunities for consultation, partnerships, and faculty development.