Welcome to Instructional Development
Technology used effectively can enhance student learning. We work with faculty to take technology beyond hardware and software and transform it into a valuable learning tool.
We offer online guidance from VCU, individual and group consultations and links to other online resources.
For personal consultation or group presentations contact:
Jeanne Schlesinger, M.Ed.
Director of Instructional Development
VCU School of Medicine
Applying design principles to your visuals can improve their impact on your audience. We have online guidance for posters at the link below. We also are available for individual consultations or presentations to groups.
- PowerPoint presentations
Incorporating interactivity into the classroom provides benefits for both students and faculty. Students develop a deeper understanding and retention of content when they are actively engaged and faculty are able to better focus their instruction when they know what students need.
- Audience Response System (ARS)
- Lecturing with PowerPoint
- Online teaching
Assessment at its best provides a learning opportunity for students to monitor their understanding of content. We provide guidance on ways to enhance instruction using assessment.
- Audience Response System – writing effective questions
- Online student self-assessment
- Computer-based exams
We can assist you with locating high-quality multimedia resources. We also have in-house resources for developing multimedia education programs. Please contact us for more information about the development process.