Instructional Design Studio

About Us

Welcome to the Instructional Design Studio! The ID Studio, or IDS, is both a team of professionals and a physical space. Together, our goal is to assist faculty in the design and development of high-quality educational resources for our learners.

Located on the lower level of Becker Library. The 700 square foot space includes a formal sound-proof video-recording studio as well as a smaller Do-It-Yourself Studio (DIY Studio). The two studios support the creation of high-quality video resources by faculty to enhance student engagement with course materials. We additionally have access to a variety of software to expand your teaching beyond traditional video. To see some examples of what we can do, check our our Project Highlights! For a description of what to expect and some general best practices, please see our Services.

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Meet the team

Erin P. Morris, MA
Manager, Instructional Design Studio
Senior Education Specialist/Instructional Designer
Erin Morris serves as the Senior Education Specialist/Instructional Designer for the WUSM Office of Education Instructional Design Studio. She earned her master’s in education with an emphasis in higher education from Lindenwood University and is currently working toward her doctorate of education with a focus on instructional leadership in higher education. Erin leads the Instructional Design Studio team in providing support to its many programs, including the new Gateway Curriculum, through the creation of videos and interactive modules, and through consultation on pedagogy. In her role as an instructional designer, Erin’s primary focus is on supporting the development of the Gateway Curriculum and serving as part of the Keystone Project Team; she also provides support and resources for other WUSM educational programs.

 

Education Team

Our team of Education Specialists/Instructional Designers has a combined total of over 30 years’ experience and formal training in education.  This team combines evidence-informed teaching and learning theory with best practices on the intentional use of education technology. The Education Specialists/Instructional Designers support all projects through backwards design, assist with the planning and development of content for digital assets, such as videos and interactive modules, and help design both synchronous and asynchronous sessions.

Alisa Muñoz
Education Specialist/Instructional Designer

Alisa Muñoz is an Education Specialist/Instructional Designer for the WUSM Office of Education Instructional Design Studio. She brings experience from the academic publishing industry where she managed the development and production of a variety of instructional tools for diverse faculty in higher education across the nation. Alisa supports the School of Medicine’s educational programs, including the Gateway curriculum, by partnering with faculty to promote evidence-informed pedagogical approaches. These approaches include educational best practices and recommendations on the intentional use of ETIU-supported technologies in synchronous and asynchronous instruction.

 

Meghan Sullivan, M.Ed.
Education Specialist/Instructional Designer

Meghan Sullivan serves as an Education Specialist/Instructional Designer for the WUSM Office of Education Instructional Design Studio. She earned her Master’s in Education from the University of Missouri St. Louis. Meghan supports the School of Medicine’s educational programs, including the Gateway curriculum, by working with faculty on the use of evidence-informed best practices in educational design. Meghan additionally provides guidance on the implementation and use of the ETIU-supported technologies and pedagogies in both physical and digital learning spaces.

 

Kirsten Tidwell, MA
Education Specialist/Instructional Designer

Kirsten Tidwell is an Education Specialist/Instructional Designer for the WUSM Office of Education Instructional Design Studio. She earned her Master’s in Educational Psychology from the University of Alabama with an emphasis in learning and assessment. Kirsten supports all of the School of Medicine’s educational programs, including the Gateway curriculum, by partnering with faculty to promote evidence-informed best practices in educational design and the intentional use of ETIU-supported technologies to enhance instruction.

Creative Team

The Videographers at the ID Studio together have more than 20 years’ experience in videography and visual design. They provide expertise to ensure that digital education assets are of the highest quality, helping to create the best possible experience for our learners.

Dwayne Ferguson
Videographer

Dwayne Ferguson serves as a full-time videographer for the Instructional Design Studio. With a background in Media Communications, Digital Cinema Arts, and Audio production he has over 11 years of professional experience. As a part of the instructional Design Studio, Dwayne will conceptualize, produce, shoot and edit high-quality digital videos, with a focus on supporting all School of Medicine education programs and assist in bringing their visions to life.

Kaci Weston
Videographer

Kaci Weston is a full-time videographer for the Instructional Design Studio. She has a Master’s Degree in Cinema and Media Arts and has over 10 years of experience within video production. As a part of the Instructional Design Studio, Kaci will conceptualize, produce, shoot, and edit high-quality digital videos, with a focus on supporting all School of Medicine education programs.

 

 

Contact information

Office Location: Becker Library (Lower Level)
660 S. Euclid Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110
Email: idstudio@wustl.edu