FL-IDN (Instructional Designer Network)


Mission Statement

The Florida Instructional Designer Network (FL-IDN) provides eLearning professional development resources for instructional designers, technologists and other online learning professionals. The network promotes online teaching and learning innovation, effective practices and education quality, as well as creating collaborative, learning and networking opportunities for its members.

Florida higher education institutions have observed an increasing need of training and supporting online faculty on pedagogies, instructional design, course development and technology. To address this need in 2018 FLVC successfully launched the Instructional Designer Network (IDN) in partnership with Seminole State College of Florida and the University of Central Florida, who are representing the Florida College System (FCS) and the State University System of Florida (SUS), respectively. In 2021 IDN welcomed the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida (ICUF) to the partnership. The IDN is the statewide professional development network for the Florida instructional/learning designers, instructional/learning technologists, and educators who are interested in:

  • learning and sharing best practices in education;
  • new pedagogies;
  • new technologies;
  • quality assurance;
  • student success;
  • online instructional design and development; and
  • other popular topics in education.

Through the network and community, the IDN sponsors professional development events and creates collaborative opportunities to help instructional design and technology professionals to:

  • share research and best practices;
  • gain the knowledge and skills to support faculty; and
  • support student success.

Upcoming Events

Mark Your Calendar!

Free Webinar: Quality Content: A Case Study on Creating Effective Training for Educators
Guest Speaker: Caity Bente, M.S.
Florida State University
Date & Time: Thursday, December 1, 2022
2:00 - 2:50 p.m. ET

Register Now

FL-IDN 2022-2023 Professional Development Webinar Schedule

Mark your calendar for the upcoming free webinars. We will send out the detailed information and registration links to the IDN listserv as well as post them on this website. Watch for the announcements and join us for the webinars!

Fall 2022  
September 7
How Accessible Is It? A Proactive Approach for Online Course Accessibility
Katie Protera, Indian River State College
October 4
Training Camp: Successful Implementation of E-Faculty Coaching
Kristen Kelton, Tarrant County College
November 8
Cultivating Deep Learning Using Discussion Boards
Rob Rose, University of North Florida
December 1
Quality Content: A Case Study on Creating Effective Training for Educators
Caity Bente, Florida State University Program for Instructional Excellence
Spring 2023  
January 17
Setting the Bar: A Quality Approach to Online Learning
Katie Ragsdale & Carleigh Okwali, Polk State College
February 7
Fast 5: Quick Tips to Make Your Course More Accessible
Lindsey Morris, Tarrant County College
March 7
Building Interactive Textbooks for OER-driven Courses
Laurie Nave, University of Alabama in Huntsville
April 11
Live-online: A.L.I.V.E.
Dax Parcells, Palm Beach State College


Subscribe to FL-IDN Listserv

The FL-IDN Listserv serves as a forum and working tool in support of the Instructional Designer Network. Subscribe to the listserv and receive newsletters and announcements on professional development, career opportunities, as well as rich resources shared by the IDN community members.The subscription is FREE.

Follow FL-IDN On Social Media

To provide multiple channels of communication and better support our community and network, the IDN is pleased to announce the launch of the following social media sites. Please “Follow” and/or “Friend” us on Twitter and Facebook. More importantly, please use the opportunities the technologies brought us to connect, share and engage with our wonderful colleagues and community.

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