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Course Design Services

The Office of Distance Education instructional design team meets with individual faculty or departments to help design effective and engaging online and hybrid courses. The instructional design team assists with course design, technology integration, and pedagogy, as well as provides tips and tricks for both experienced instructors and those new to teaching online. 

What Does Instructional Design Look Like at St. John's?

The St. John’s University Office of Distance Education instructional design team helps faculty members design or redesign hybrid and online courses. The instructional designers support faculty in their desire to grow as instructors and explore instructional technologies to enhance teaching and learning. Consultations with faculty are confidential.

Services include

  • Hybrid and online course design and development
  • Individual and group consultations
  • Presentations and workshops on educational theories, resources, and topics relating to online and hybrid teaching
  • Development of instructional materials and activities
  • Evaluation and assistance in the use of emerging technologies for instruction
  • New online program development
  • Existing course or program enhancement and revision
  • Department-specific workshops and presentations

Individual Consultations

Collaboration is the cornerstone of what we do at St. John’s. The instructional designers work in partnership with faculty to assist them in achieving their desired instructional objectives. Together, we assess student and faculty needs, determine instructional goals, and select teaching methods, resources, and assessments that best facilitate learning.

Individual consultations can be provided on a one-time or continuing basis as needed. Effective and engaging teaching is the primary focus of consultations.

If you are interested in arranging a consultation, please fill out the Instructional Design Consultation Request Form and send to:

Assistant Director, Office of Distance Education
Ian August
[email protected]

Quality Assurance Support

St. John’s University follows the national trend of growth in online teaching and learning. As hybrid and online offerings at St. John’s increase, it is critical that we define quality online teaching and learning. To support this trend, the Office of Distance Education offers a number of initiatives and resources to support quality in our hybrid and online courses. Learn more about quality assurance efforts at St. John’s.

Academic Integrity

As technology does its part to reshape the parameters and definitions of academic integrity, it is critical to remain committed to academic integrity while also mining the vast contributions technology has made to higher education. In today’s world, students can enter a keyword into any search engine and pull up hundreds, if not thousands, of sources with a huge range of relative value. This de facto environment of the “collective intelligence” requires a renewed vigilance and renewed commitment to academic integrity that takes the realities of today’s technologies into account. To learn more about academic integrity in online learning, visit our academic integrity page.

Additional Information

Ian August
Assistant Director
Office of Distance Education
St. Augustine Hall, Room 408J

Amelia Greenfield
Instructional Designer
Office of Distance Education
St. Augustine Hall, Room 408H