Instructional Design

Overview

Instructional design is a fundamental component of the broader field of learning design, playing a pivotal role in creating effective and engaging learning experiences. Instructional designers are tasked with the responsibility of crafting learning materials, curricula, and activities that cater to the specific needs of students. Instructional designers plan the sequence of content delivery and select appropriate instructional methods to enhance learning outcomes. 

By employing pedagogical principles and a deep understanding of student demographics, instructional designers ensure that the learning experience is not only educational but also motivating and accessible. An integral part of learning design in fostering a structured and coherent approach to learning, aligning outcomes with assessment, and continuously adapting materials to optimise learning effectiveness. 

We offer guidance and support with the following:

  • Design and development of a new module - contact an academic advisor. See who is the academic advisors dedicated to your faculty here.
  • Revising your teaching and learning strategy - contact an academic advisor. See who is the academic advisors dedicated to your faculty here.
  • Assessment design and best practices - contact an academic advisor. See who is the academic advisors dedicated to your faculty here.
  • Best practices for using multimedia for learning - contact a multimedia designer.
  • Selecting suitable educational technologies - contact an educational technologist.
  • Addressing learning gaps (difficult concepts) - contact an instructional designer.
  • Creation of study material (instructional videos, podcasts, games, animations, infographics, graphics and photos) - contact an instructional designer.
  • Designing and developing my eFundi Site (Lessons) - contact an educational technologist.
  • Curriculum/Module design workshops - contact an instructional designer.

Lecturer Support:

Components of Learning Design

 

Components of Learning Design

What we do

Instructional Designers (IDs) support and (advise on) facilitate the design of educationally sound learning interventions, resources and assessments within modules. instructional designers offer a fresh perspective on new and existing modules, collaborating with different units including; multimedia designers, graphic designers, educational technologists and academic advisors.
 

 

Review of existing, new or underperforming module

        

 

Align learning activities with learning outcomes

     

 

Structure the content and activities of a module

 

 

Design assessment strategies and activities

         

 

Enhance study material to support the learning process

     

                                                                                        Perform gap analysis and design interventions to bridge these gaps.

 

Instructional Designers contact details:

Instructional design coordinator

Ms Liana Venter
Senior Instructional Designer
018 299 1865
liana.venter@nwu.ac.za
Building E8, Office K34A
Potchefstroom

 

Ms Benita Jansen
Senior Instructional Designer
018 299 2693
benita.jansen@nwu.ac.za
Building E8, Office K34C
Potchefstroom Campus

Mr Heinrich Prinsloo
Instructional Designer
018 285 2872
heinrich.prinsloo@nwu.ac.za
Building E8, Office K34F
Potchefstroom Campus

Ms Roxy de Winter (Bremner)
Junior Instructional Designer
018 299 4105
roxy.bremner@nwu.ac.za
Building E8, Office K34B
Potchefstroom Campus

Mr Hannes Visage
Junior Instructional Designer
018 299 4103
hannes.visagie@nwu.ac.za
Building E8, Office K34F
Potchefstroom Campus