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Instructional Design Course Blends Real-World Experience, Giving Back

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Jan 28, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Students in Saint Leo’s culminating master’s-level course develop an instructional intervention for a local non-profit.

From day one of her online master’s degree program in instructional design (MSID) at Saint Leo University, Sarah Ledy was gaining real-world knowledge and skills.

In September, the 10-year high school English teacher put her knowledge and skills to work developing an instructional intervention for Take Stock in Children (TSIC), a non-profit organization in Florida that helps deserving low-income youth escape the cycle of poverty through education.

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Topics: Instructional Design

Instructional Design Program Enhances Veteran’s Civilian Career

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Dec 10, 2015 8:00:00 AM

An alumnus shares his experience as a student in Saint Leo's online MSID program.

It’s no surprise that the first project Tedd “Gunny” Weiser, a recent graduate of Saint Leo University’s online master’s in instructional design program (MSID), tackled using his new skills benefitted military veterans.

A veteran himself, Weiser retired from the U.S. Marines after 20 years of service. For a year, he acted as Saint Leo’s interim director of Veteran Student Services and is now assistant director at the Gwinnett Education Center in Georgia.

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Topics: Instructional Design

5 Things To Look For In An Instructional Design Master’s Program

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Oct 22, 2015 8:00:00 AM

What should you look for in an online master’s program in instructional design? Here are five critical features that will help prepare you for a career in this dynamic field.

Are you a reading coach in an elementary school who would like to help students district-wide be successful?

Maybe you’re a servicemember getting ready to transition to civilian life and you want to leverage the training skills you acquired during your military career.

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Instructional Design: What It Is And What It Isn’t!

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Sep 21, 2015 8:00:00 AM

An exciting and growing career field for people who are passionate about lifelong learning, instructional design is continually evolving.

A teacher for more than 20 years, Debra Cahl understands the learning process and the importance of creating ways to actively engage students.

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Redesigning Instructional Design Program To Boost Student Success

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Jul 18, 2013 7:14:00 AM

To ensure Saint Leo graduates are prepared to be successful in the growing field of instructional design, the program has been redesigned and new courses added to meet high-quality international standards.


The students in Keya Mukherjee’s Advanced Instructional Design class are all professionals working in a wide variety of fields.

One student, for example, works in the hospitality industry.

To complete an assignment to develop a prototype instructional product, she created a cross-cultural dining etiquette training course to help corporate executives understand the dining protocols of different cultures when conducting business internationally.

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Topics: Instructional Design

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