Center for Engineering Instructional Design

Instructional Excellence



The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William A. Ward   



  1. Plan ahead.  You should give yourself at least 6 months of preparation time.
  2. Contact the CEID team to develop a partnership for success.  The CEID team will provide resources to facilitate the development of your course.
  3. Teach your course!

Simple right? Remember, it takes time and a lot of hard work, but you and your students will reap the benefits.


Instructional Resources

Instructional Resources

The Center for Engineering Instructional Design (CEID) is committed to excellence in teaching and learning. The following resources can help faculty achieve a high standard of teaching excellence, both in the traditional and online classroom. Designing a course using these resources can lead to innovative educational research and scholarly publications on engineering teaching and learning.

Who We Are
Tareq Daher

Tareq Daher

Tareq Daher earned his Bachelors in Computer Science from Mutah University in Jordan. He pursued a Master’s of Instructional Technology at the University of Nebraska –Lincoln while working as the coordinator for the Student Technology Program on the UNL campus. Currently, Dr. Daher works as an Instructional Design Technology Coordinator for the Office of Online and Distance Education at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln leading the instructional design team at the College of Engineering. Dr. Daher collaborates with engineering faculty to document and research the integration of innovative instructional strategies and technologies in his classroom.  His latest collaborative submitted publication discusses Using the Flipped approach in a water resources course.

Brett Meyer

Brett Meyer earned two Bachelors degrees, one in Telecommunications Management from the University of Nebraska at Kearney and his second in Secondary Education from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.  Brett was able to combine the theory from both degrees while pursuing his Masters of Education in Instructional Design from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.  Using his passion for student learning, Brett enjoys collaborating with faculty in the College of Engineering to develop online learning strategies using mainstream classroom teaching tools as a way to hook student interest in creative learning environments.

Our Mission

As instructional designers for the College of Engineering our roles are tied directly to one overarching theme - assist faculty members with the development of effective teaching and learning practices for the classroom.  To do this we dedicate our mission to:
  1. Effectively design, develop and teach face-to-face, hybrid and online courses
  2. Apply best practice research to support student-centered learning
  3. Engage in ongoing evidence-based improvements of methodology, pedagogy and learning applications
  4. Select "best use" technologies to meet instructional inquiry
  5. Provide instructional technology training
  6. Develop research based partnerships as a way to showcase expectional teaching
To accomplish our mission, the Center for Engineering Instructional Design (CEID) team will work diligently to foster a spirit of collaboration, provide a high level customer service experience and ensure your goals and expectations are met every step of the way.  Additionally, the CEID team will serve as advocates for college and university policies that further our mission.
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