Instructional Design

Instructional Design

Teaching and Learning Resources

Teaching and Learning Resources are available to faculty through organizations and units throughout the Penn State University system.  The local Instructional Designer is available to assist faculty in identifying ways to enhance teaching and learning, by assisting them with:

  • designing a course (face-to-face, hybrid or online)
  • writing course objectives
  • writing or revising of syllabi
  • developing course and program assessments and tools to evaluate student learning, course and/or program objectives
  • assisting in proposal writing to fund pedagogical or instructional innovations
  • using Penn State's course management system, Canvas
  • integration of instructional technologies into courses
  • utilizing effective teaching strategies/ modules (with or without the use of technology) in courses

Sr. Instructional Designer

Robin Gill

My primary focus as the Sr. Instructional Designer at the Penn State DuBois campus is to support the initiatives that advance the learning experiences and environment that we provide for students and faculty.  The faculty are assisted in producing projects that involve active student participation and collaboration through the use of emerging academic technologies. Through these initiatives, DuBois has made a commitment to provide its faculty the time, technologies, and staff support to make measurable advances toward a contemporary learning environment.

As the Sr. Instructional Designer I am responsible for aiding faculty development in the use of instructional technology tools, and following the instructional design process to meet the instructional goals of their courses.  I work with faculty in converting a targeted area of their instruction to include alternate routes that will enhance active learning and integrate more student-centered, learning approaches, while also considering the incorporation of appropriate academic technologies.  As the Penn State DuBois Campus ID, I work with faculty from all disciplines, and submit proposals and grants to organizations within Penn State and outside the university. 

I am actively involved in providing and locating instructional opportunities for faculty to learn new teaching techniques and professional development, outcomes & program assessment, instructional design for all delivery methods, and in providing training in the use of a multitude of tools to deliver course content.