Great teaching is at the heart of learning design
We partner with private colleges and public universities to design learner experiences that pair great teaching with technologies that can make a difference.
“USC Marshall wanted more hands-on help with the structural design of the program. iDesign quickly created content and built a student experience that was intuitive, sleek, and a faithful representation of our brand.”
Dr. Sandra Chrystal
Vice Dean of Online Learning
“iDesign quickly became a trusted advisor because they genuinely understood the unique needs of our faculty and students.”
Dr. Linda Eads
Southern Methodist University
“They did not just sell us solutions; they walked alongside us… Our partnership with iDesign has been a very good decision.”
Dr. Charlie McCormick
Every course is unique
We’re reinventing the process of instructional design to empower faculty and engage students.
As a partner to colleges and universities, we believe that transparency and aligned incentives not only contribute to higher quality, but also drive better outcomes.
We help universities create high quality online and blended programs on an unbundled, fee-for-service basis. Colleges and universities shouldn’t have to share revenue to develop high quality online course options.
Our model ensures that control and intellectual property rights remain with the university. Unlike traditional Online Program Management, our approach allows universities to maximize their return on distance-based learning investments.
We provide concierge course development support to faculty. Our Learning Architects walk faculty through the development process, balancing service and project structure to ensure that they feel comfortable, informed and in control. We help identify modalities or pedagogical shifts to leverage technology and create engaging learner experiences.
In short, we free your faculty to focus on content and students as opposed to digital pedagogy and instructional technology. Fully allocated faculty members tend to be reticent about taking on new course development. Our support engages faculty and stimulates their thinking about the possibilities of the digital classroom, transforming a potentially challenging assignment into an opportunity for professional development.
The creation of an online or blended course is just the first step.
Our design process fosters continuous improvement to incorporate faculty feedback and refine each course over time based on their experiences and pedagogical preferences.
Today, instructional technology offers an ever-expanding array of data collection and analytics resources. We integrate data from a range of sources to help faculty and institutional leaders cut through the noise and identify actionable information to improve outcomes. Our course-dashboards include total engagement hours for accreditation review, student time-on-task profiles, course score based on the Quality Matters rubric, and other course- or institution-specific data points.
At every step, our Learning Architects collaborate with faculty to make incremental changes to courses on an ongoing basis.
Competency-based learning can engage nontraditional learners and accelerate the pathway to degree completion. We help colleges and universities design and implement competency-based courses and programs that reflect the unique challenges and opportunities for an individual learner. Leverage our experience to navigate the rapidly evolving world of personalized learning technologies including competency-based platforms, adaptive courseware, and learner relationship management systems.
The real promise of competency-based and adaptive modalities lies in alignment with in-demand workforce skills. What better way to address the increasingly scrutinized value proposition than aligning degrees with opportunities in the labor market? Let iDesign guide your foray into competency-based and adaptive education.
Only pay for the services you need. Not everything else.
As trusted advisors to colleges and universities we help our partners to navigate an increasingly complex ecosystem of technologies to identify the solutions that align with the unique needs of their faculty and students.
Leverage our experience in learner experience design, pedagogy, and instructional technology to develop and continuously improve your course offerings. Free faculty to focus on content and students.
Marketing & Recruiting
Smart enrollment growth requires a finely tuned value proposition, precisely targeted marketing, and seamless enrollment services follow up.
Faculty & Student Support
Frustration with technology detracts from great teaching and learning. Maximize faculty satisfaction, student success, and retention with thoughtful ongoing support.
Whether you need to train new faculty, help experienced educators level up their instructional technology skills, or even jumpstart a program with customizable off-the-shelf content, iDesign offers a growing catalog of online courses.
We put objectives first, and solutions second. Our team brings deep pedagogical expertise and broad experience across an emerging education technology ecosystem. We understand what works and can help identify the right solution for a particular application. Our team supports nearly every LMS or instructional technology platform. Including the one you already have. Tell us what you’re using.
- LTI Plugins
- Content Authoring
To achieve amazing results, your goals must be our goals.
We measure success in superior faculty experiences, happy administrators, student success, and growing enrollment. We will not deliver enrollments at the expense of brand equity or revenue at the expense of academic quality. We invest in understanding the unique identify and culture of our partners to develop a project vision that balances market considerations with faithful representation of their brand and mission. Just ask our partners.