Instructional design allows educators to make the learning process more efficient and effective by connecting:

  • what we know about learners’ prior knowledge.
  • what we know about the knowledge, skills and attitudes our learners need.
  • assessment and evaluation methods that willdocument learner progress and inform future teaching.

Instructional technology provides a framework of tools and approaches that enable every step in the instructional design and delivery process.


We believe that instructional design and technology foster:

  • Equal opportunity to learn.
    • Universal design.
    • Content Delivery.
    • Standardization where possible.
    • Learning across time and space.
  • Continuous improvement.
    • Analytics.
    • Formative assessments.
    • Curriculum mapping.
  • Focused instruction.
    • Evidence-based teaching.
    • Continuous improvement.
  • Active learning.
    • Student engagement in and outside of class.
    • Support for faculty innovation.


  • Active learning compendium (with Faculty Development).
  • Evidence-based teaching library (with Faculty Development).
  • Technology integration.
  • Analytics/Dashboard (with Assessment and Evaluation).
  • E-Content development.
  • Collaborative technologies.


Michael Campion
Director of Academic and Learning Technologies, Academic Affairs, School of Medicine

Kate Mulligan
Principal Lecturer, Biological Structure