Department of Instructional Design and Technology / TESOL
What is Instructional Design and Technology?
The Instructional Design and Technology program prepares individuals for leadership in the design, development, and integration of technology and online learning into teaching and private sector training.
The field of instructional design and technology encompasses the analysis of learning and performance problems, and the design, development, implementation, evaluation and management of instructional and noninstructional processes and resources intended to improve learning and performance in a variety of settings, particularly educational institutions and the workplace. Professionals in the field of instructional design and technology often use systematic instructional design procedures and employ a variety of instructional media to accomplish their goals. Moreover, in recent years, they have paid increasing attention to noninstructional solutions to some performance problems. Research and theory related to each of the aforementioned areas is also an important part of the field (Reiser, 2002).
Not only could an IDT degree enhance your productive use of technology in the classroom or training facility, it could open up a whole new career for you! Enjoy this video introduction called "What does an Instructional Designer Do?" produced by Dr. Joel Gardner, a fellow IDT professional.