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Curriculum Design and Instructional Technology



What is Instructional Design and Technology?

Basically, instructional design is the systematic process of designing and developing learning or instruction. The technology part of instructional design and technology usually refers to the use of technology to design, develop, and implement the learning or instruction.

Our goal is to help you create the most effective face-to-face, blended, and online courses. We strive to enhance the quality of teaching and learning in our college. We promote excellence in teaching. We experiment with pedagogy and technology. We value evidence and research-based best practices.

What We Do 

You can take advantage of our expertise in course design, development, and alignment. We can introduce you to new and exciting pedagogies and technologies. In addition to consulting with individual faculty members, we consult with faculty as a group or department. Connect with us physically on the Tampa Bay Campus or virtually from anywhere.


We have the experience and expertise to help you explore a new tool or recommend the right technology to meet your goals. We can help you to adapt tools that can engage your students and provide opportunities for their collaboration. We will help you record videos and podcasts with Kaltura Capture Space and publish them in Canvas. We may introduce you to emerging technologies. If you need help with Canvas, we can do that too.

Meet our team! We have organized a team of cross-disciplinary faculty members that participate collaboratively in the promotion of excellence in teaching and learning. We leverage the experience and wisdom of faculty leaders to promote teaching excellence. We develop online, self-paced instructional materials, conduct workshops, explore resources for best practices, identify tools that support teaching and learning needs, collect and analyze data for future planning, among other tasks. We welcome you to join our team!

Teaching, Learning, Technology Committee
Faculty Faculty Faculty

michael simonson

Michael Simonson, Ph.D.  


Debra A. Dixon, RDH, MS, D.H.Sc



Diana E. Cherkiss, MMS, MPH,



Pradeep Vanguri, Ph.D., ATC 
Lucia Lopez, MMS, PA-C

Rick D. Davenport, Ph.D., OTR/L


Each semester, we recognize faculty members who lead the way with innovative teaching and learning.  Meet our eLeaders - coming soon!
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