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The Faculty - Instructional Designer Dyad

, , Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, United States

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vienna, Austria ISBN 978-1-880094-65-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


This paper presents best practices for instructional designers and faculty working together to develop face-to-face and online courses. It describes and explains the rationale for an approach that establishes new roles for faculty and instructional designers through the use of a nine-step model implemented by the leadership of a teaching and technology support center at a medical school. The primary theoretical background comes from change management theory as it relates to instructional and technology innovation, and is based on the work of D. P. Ely (1990, 1999), J. P. Kotter (1996), Ensminger et. al (2004), and E.M. Rogers (1995). These best practices for developing a partnership between faculty and instructional designers are presented in order to assist both faculty members and instructional designers to appropriately develop emerging relationships and realistic outcomes.


Kurzweil, D. & Marcellas, B. (2008). The Faculty - Instructional Designer Dyad. In J. Luca & E. Weippl (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2008--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 3445-3446). Vienna, Austria: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved August 23, 2019 from .



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