Instructional design is a fully-formed, stand-alone professional discipline focused on teaching and pedagogy. It is a proactive, collaborative approach to conceptualizing and creating learning materials, fostering learner community and inquiry, and empowering learners and teachers to make intentional decisions about what and how they learn. That being said, instructional design processes and functions look different at different institutions. Read on to learn more about our instructional design team's philosophy and strategy when working with CU faculty.