Instructional Development Services
The Instructional Development Services (IDS) team is comprised of support professionals with diverse teaching and technology backgrounds. These brief biographies highlight some of the experience that our team can offer in supporting instruction.
Barbara Taylor, M.S., M.A.
Barbara is an experienced instructional developer and trainer who has been consulting with faculty for 15+ years designing and developing hybrid and online instruction. She uses various pedagogical perspectives based on student learning outcomes to incorporate learning technologies to improve student learning. Prior to coming to CSUSM she worked as a Research and Instructional Consultant at Western Illinois University where she earned a M.S. in Instructional Design and Technology and a M.A. in Communication. She has taught college courses online and face-to-face.
Cherie Vinopal (formerly Blut), M.A.
Cherie Vinopal is a practiced instructional developer of 15+ yrs. with a Masters Degree in Educational Technology/Instructional Design from San Diego State University. She has special expertise in integrating new technology into online course development using pedagogical strategies and outcomes, and has taught classes at the college level both online and face-to-face. Cherie has had the privilege of working with some of the leading global experts in educational technology and distance education, including Dr. Bernie Dodge, founder of the WebQuest. She also consulted on several technology grant projects from the Dept. of Education which facilitated schools in three different districts to integrate technology into their curriculums.
Susan Wilson, M.A.
Susan has a wide range of experience encompassing public schools and higher education, the federal government, semiconductor, aerospace and hospitality industries. She holds an M.A in Educational Technology from SDSU as well as an M.A in Education. Passionate about applying proven instructional methods and evidence-based practice guidelines to create efficient and effective learning experiences, she is particularly interested in the application of cognitive load theory to the design of web-based instruction.
Most recently she worked as an Instructional Designer and developer, creating e-Learning and blended instruction for highly technical training. She has taught elementary school and was an adjunct faculty member at the San Diego Community College District teaching English-as-a-second Language for many years.
For any instructional support needs, please use the team email address:
Although any member of the IDS team would be happy to support your academic needs, we have assigned primary and secondary support personnel to all academic departments.