Spring 2024 Instructional Design Workshops

In support of the ETS Generative AI Speaker Series, the Instructional Design team presents a new workshop: Rethinking Assessment in the Age of GenAI. Learn more and register below.

Workshop Descriptions

Rethinking AssessmentRethinking Assessment in the Age of GenAI

This workshop offers an opportunity to rethink your assessments in conjunction with GenAI tools, to engage students in critical thinking, digital literacy, and academic integrity as part of the process.

  • Workshop dates: Friday, Feb. 23, 12–1 p.m. PST; Tuesday, Mar. 5, 11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m. PST
  • Location: Zoom — meeting ID will be sent in a confirmation email
  • Facilitator: Jill Ballard

Workshop Registration

Facilitators from the Instructional Design Team

Angie Portacio, MA Ed, is a senior instructional designer and liaises with the Schools of Education, Law, Management, and Nursing & Health Professions. Angie has worked in higher education instructional design for over 20 years at USF, SFSU, and ACUE.  She is currently adjunct faculty at Cal State East Bay teaching online courses for the MS eLearning Program. Angie’s areas of expertise include online and hybrid course design, active learning, the Quality Matters framework, and Universal Design for Learning (UDL)/accessible design.

Jill Ballard, MA, is an instructional designer and liaises with the College of Arts & Sciences and School of Management. For over 17 years, Jill has worked in instructional design at USF and as faculty at other higher ed institutions. Jill’s areas of expertise include online and hybrid course design, learning assessment, reflective learning, course alignment, and transparent instruction.

Mishiara Baker, MA, is a course A/V and multimedia developer. Mishiara has worked in media production and development at USF for 15 years. Mishiara’s areas of expertise include professionally-produced course videos, self-recorded video and podcasting best practices, instructional lightboard videos, and interactive course multimedia.

Susan Zolezzi is the Associate Director of Instructional Design. Susan oversees strategic initiatives to promote online, hybrid and technology assisted education at USF. She leads a team of instructional designers and multimedia developers who collaborate with faculty to develop online and hybrid courses.