Course Production

The eDesign Shop is a team of instructional designers, videographers and multimedia specialists who work with faculty to develop and enhance online educational materials. The department works under the direction of P.B. Garrett, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Innovation and Chief Academic Technology Officer. The shop ensures each course they produce undergoes a thorough pedagogical review and maintains a high design standard.

Program & Course Selection

The eDesign Shop strategically selects courses for development to facilitate optimal online learning pedagogies. Faculty members interested in developing their course for the online environment should contact the dean's office of their school.


Course Planning Meetings

Course Planning Meetings

The initial meeting will facilitate the faculty member working with the eDesign Shop to brainstorm course design. Subsequent meetings will focus on finalizing elements of course structure.

Course Materials

Course Materials

Following course planning, the faculty member will provide course materials to the instructional designer to begin drafting the course.

Media Creation

Media Creation

Guided by the faculty member, the eDesign Shop can:

  1. shoot videos
  2. create learning objects
  3. add any extra media elements to the course
Final Course Review

Final Course Review

The eDesign Shop will then produce the course and submit the final product to the faculty member for approval and editing.

Featured Work

  • Koobi Fora Field School
    Koobi Fora Field School Video Screenshot

    Koobi Fora Field School

    The eDesign Shop worked with archaeology professors to develop a four-week-long online course to prepare GW students for a six-week course at the Koobi Fora Field School in northern Kenya's Sibiloi National Park.
  • Nike Case Study
    Nike Case Study Video Screenshot

    Nike Case Study

    This case study was created for GW's Business in a Political Age MOOC with instructor Hon. Mark Kennedy.
  • Federal Reserve Open Course
    Federal Reserve Open Course Video Screenshot

    Federal Reserve Open Course

    The eDesign Shop worked with top GW professors of finance, law, political science, and history to create a MOOC that sheds light on one of the most powerful, yet widely misunderstood, institutions in the world today.

  • Ten Tips of Effective Writing
    Ten Tips of Effective Writing Video Screenshot

    Ten Tips of Effective Writing

    This video was created for a GW Elliott School of International Affairs intensive writing course to guide students with their assignments.


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Tom Kelly

Instructional Designer

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Tara Lifland

Instructional Designer

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Leslie Lindsey

Instructional Designer

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Sandy Chiang

Graphic Designer/Animator

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Brandon M. Lengyel


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Leah Sims

Multimedia Specialist


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Cody House

Instructional Designer, College of Professional Studies

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Sue Okun

Director of Education Quality, School of Medicine and Health Sciences

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Andy Wiss

Director of Online Learning, School of Public Health

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Miro Liwosz

Director of Online Learning and Instructional Technology, School of Nursing