Instructional Technology & Design

The Instructional Technology & Design team partners with faculty to analyze and find solutions to current teaching, learning, and research challenges. Working at the course level and campus level, designers bridge evidence-based discoveries from the learning sciences with appropriate technologies to inspire and inform education innovation.

Instructional Technology and Design services feature individualized consultations from idea concept to full implementation and assessment. Our Instructional Designers have expertise in effective teaching practices, student engagement strategies, and use of appropriate technologies that meet set objectives.  To discuss your small or large scale education innovation needs, contact Margaret Merrill at mmerrill@ucdavis.edu or Mark T Wilson at mwil@ucdavis.edu.

Steve Faith and Fernando Socorro, our educational technologists, support UC Davis faculty teaching with our learning management systems (Canvas and SmartSite), as well as other tools and services, including the following:

  • Clickers, or personal response systems
  • Lecture capture technologies and practices
  • Presentation tools and design
  • Teaching tools and applications

Dr. Andy Jones, Academic Associate Director of Academic Technology Services, advises faculty on best practices in teaching with (and without) technology, and coordinates faculty forums and Discussing Online Learning and Collaborative Education meetings. He is also the Chair of the Learning Management System Working Group. Dr. Andy has been teaching at UC Davis since 1990.