The Instructional Design & Development team has worked with departments and faculties to create programmes within the King’s Online suite.
These include Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), short courses, taster courses, as well as fully online Masters degree programmes.
The team works in collaboration with academics to develop their content and shape it into an online learning experience. By understanding the content and overall learning objectives, the team can determine the best way of conveying materials for online learning. It may be through animation, graphics, illustration, video, audio, interactive tasks or a combination of these approaches.
What is 'Instructional Design'?
Instructional Design involves consideration of learning needs and objectives, and application of learning and instructional theory to determine the best way to convey information for students. In practical terms, an Instructional Designer will map out how best to present the content that needs to be covered in each module – this may be in video format, audio recordings, PowerPoint presentations, written materials, an interactive quiz or another method.
What is ‘Development'?
Development is the process of building the programme as outlined by the Instructional Designer. In practical terms, this will involve the team re-working, sourcing and producing images, videos, audio recordings and animations. Learning technologists load the completed programme within the e-learning environment (KEATS).