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iDesign Initiatives

In a world where higher education is often the second largest investment that someone will ever make (behind buying a house), we strive to be good stewards of the higher education dollar. This belief is grounded in iDesign’s daily work whether we’re unbundling solutions or committing to “Scholarship, not Swag” at academic conferences. We recognize that budget spend comes from enrollment revenue and donor philanthropy so we aim to build customized solutions that are right for each organization, no matter the size.

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Scholarship, not Swag

Years ago, our Co-Founder and Chief Academic Officer took to Twitter to ask her colleagues what they wished they were given for swag at conferences. During that conversation, someone said: “I wish companies were doing something to promote teaching and learning and scholarship.” From that moment on, our team decided to pay for educational opportunities, not simply t-shirts or pens. We haven’t looked back.

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The iDEA Book

The iDesign team created a collection of educational research and practice examples for distinctive course design in higher education, industry, and K12. It is our belief that The iDesign Educational Assets (iDEA) Book will have a lasting, positive impact on teaching and learning. This book supports instructional designers as they move through online course development and includes everything from introductory modules to learning assessments.

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LX Pathways

Prior to the pandemic, iDesign launched stackable, competency-based courses called LX Pathways for instructional technologists and learning architects. These online, self-paced modules reached career changers looking to upskill in the Instructional Design space. When COVID-19 changed the learning landscape, iDesign recognized the shift to digital learning across every industry and created the Online Instructor Pathway which is free. The world of online learning continues to demand these foundational competencies and now instructors can gain these micro-credentials at their convenience.

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iDesign Initiatives

In a world where higher education is often the second largest investment that someone will ever make (behind buying a house), we strive to be good stewards of the higher education dollar. This belief is grounded in iDesign’s daily work whether we’re unbundling solutions or committing to “Scholarship, not Swag” at academic conferences. We recognize that budget spend comes from enrollment revenue and donor philanthropy so we aim to build customized solutions that are right for each organization, no matter the size.

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collage representing education and funding

Scholarship, not Swag

Years ago, our Co-Founder and Chief Academic Officer took to Twitter to ask her colleagues what they wished they were given for swag at conferences. During that conversation, someone said: “I wish companies were doing something to promote teaching and learning and scholarship.” From that moment on, our team decided to pay for educational opportunities, not simply t-shirts or pens. We haven’t looked back.

collage representing ideas and a book

The iDEA Book

The iDesign team created a collection of educational research and practice examples for distinctive course design in higher education, industry, and K12. It is our belief that The iDesign Educational Assets (iDEA) Book will have a lasting, positive impact on teaching and learning. This book supports instructional designers as they move through online course development and includes everything from introductory modules to learning assessments.

Collage representing pathways

LX Pathways

Prior to the pandemic, iDesign launched stackable, competency-based courses called LX Pathways for instructional technologists and learning architects. These online, self-paced modules reached career changers looking to upskill in the Instructional Design space. When COVID-19 changed the learning landscape, iDesign recognized the shift to digital learning across every industry and created the Online Instructor Pathway which is free. The world of online learning continues to demand these foundational competencies and now instructors can gain these micro-credentials at their convenience.

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