DOI: 10.59668/722.13027 ISSN:

A Model for Culturally Sustaining Instructional Design

Colleen Smith, K. Willet
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A student’s culture plays a role in ​learning​, and ​research​ suggests ​instructional​ designers may be able to enhance the ​online​ learning experiences for diverse students. ​Because there is not one prevailing model or framework for ​adapting​ learning systems to be inclusive of ​cultural​ diversity, we propose a new model, Culturally Sustaining Instructional Design (CSID), that modifies and synthesizes the Integrated Multicultural Instructional Design model and Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy principles.​ The CSID model will help instructional designers reflect on the higher education system and how ​their​ own cultures and biases shape their ​design​ decisions for socially just online learning environments.

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