Instructional Designers Reach Beyond IT: The Value of Faculty Partnerships

Wednesday, March 28 | 8:30AM–9:15AM ET | Room 551
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Interactive Presentation
In this session, a panel of seasoned instructional designers from a range of institutions will explore how positive partnerships with faculty ultimately impact student learning and add value to any course—online, face-to-face, or hybrid. The panel will also discuss current and emerging trends for instructional design in higher education.

Outcomes: Explore the role of an instructional designer and why partnerships are beneficial * Discuss various contexts in which instructional designers add value * Investigate instructional design professional development pathways


  • Kelly Dempsey

    Senior Account Manager, Moodle US LLC
  • Edward O'Neill

    Senior Instructional Designer
  • Kim Round

    Instructor, Harvard University
  • Brian Salerno

    Executive Director, Center for Digital Innovation in Learning, Boston College
  • Pete Shea

    Director, Professional Development, Middlesex Community College