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The Research & Instructional Design team’s educational technologists and instructional designers work with faculty to help students to develop a deep understanding and proficiency with creating and analyzing media.


Areas of Focus

3D Modeling

Three dimensional modeling is the process of creating representations of any surface or object by manipulating polygons, edges, and vertices in simulated 3D space.

Audio and Video Production

Audio and video production is the process of planning, recording, and editing sound and images to create a unified work.

Extended Reality

Extended reality (XR) is an umbrella term used to describe immersive technologies employed in augmented reality, virtual reality, and mixed reality to merge the physical and virtual worlds.

Graphic Design and Visualization

Graphic design and visualization communicate information through the arrangement of lines, shapes, colors, text, and images.

Spatial Analysis

Spatial analysis is the process of examining the locations, attributes, and relationships of features in spatial data through overlay and other analytic techniques to address a question or gain useful knowledge.




Featured Assignments


Music 316: Conducting

Prof. Heather Buchman worked with members of the R&ID Team to create an immersive virtual environment used by students to practice.

Nannas with DNA

DNA in 3D

Prof. Natalie Nannas used 3D printing to design and create a 5-foot-long flexible DNA model to demonstrate complex course topics related to DNA, RNA and CRISPR.

VR Headset

Dream a Little Dream

Students in Prof. Nhora LucĂ­a Serrano's class explored story maps and virtual realities to interrogate literary texts.


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