Instructional Design and Consulting

Interested in having an instructional professional help you leverage technology to improve student learning?

A DELTA instructional professional can work with you to clarify your learning objectives and then help you find ways to meet those objectives through the use of appropriate technologies and teaching practices.

Our instructional designers and other instructional professionals keep up with current best practices, whether developed here at NC State or beyond our campus. We are also familiar with the tools and technologies available to NC State faculty and staff.

To ask instructional design questions or request an instructional consultation, visit our Get Help section.

Instructional Design Resources for Online Classes

Teaching an online course can be different from traditional classroom instruction. Below are resources for learning about effective online pedagogy:

Seven Principles of Good Practice in Undergraduate Education
Arthur Chickering and Zelda Gamson published this article in 1987, in the AAHE Bulletin.

Implementing the Seven Principles: Technology as Lever
Arthur Chickering and Stephen Ehrmann published a follow-up article in 1996, which discusses the use of technology to implement the seven principles.

Quality Matters
The Quality Matters team created an extensive literature review in preparation for developing the 2011-2013 updated rubric for reviewing online courses.

The EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research (ECAR) provides timely research and analysis to help higher education leaders make better decisions about information technology.