About Us

About Us

When it comes to teaching and learning: One size does not fit all. Franklin University’s International Institute for Innovative Instruction is built on the fundamental belief that the needs and ambitions of the learner come first. 

We’ve united curriculum design, teaching and learning assessment, and technology training professionals who work creatively and collaboratively to create engaging, effective and customized learning experiences to meet the needs of our strategic partners around the world. 

We also offer various degrees for the aspiring learning-professional, including a graduate certificate in instructional design, a master’s degree in instructional design and learning technology, and doctorates in instructional design leadership (DPS) and organizational leadership (Ed.D.).

Our Mission & Vision


The institute will be a leader in the design of interactive, engaging and accelerated learning experiences for diverse learner populations around the world. 


The institute employs innovative design practices to create interactive and engaging learning experiences for diverse learners based on sound scholarship to fulfill curriculum design needs in response to stakeholder requirements.

What We Do

Instructional Design

Our team pushes the boundaries of design when creating innovative courses and learning experiences. Our designs are based on course data, learner needs, industry standards, the input of subject matter experts, and outcome-based instructional theory. Our outcomes are task-based, so our learners are certain that the skills they learn will be essential for their careers.

We design collaboratively in teams of instructional designers, faculty, and subject matter experts. Our frequent work with faculty and subject matter experts has led to strong, trusting relationships that create cohesive courses and allow innovation to be put into practice.

Our highly qualified team of instructional designers are always striving to advance the field and practice of design. We use innovative methodologies and technologies to provide the best experiences possible for our learners. Our team has the expertise to ensure that our designs are not only effective, but create memorable and meaningful experiences for our learners.

Quality Matters


As a member of Quality Matters, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to quality assurance in online learning, the Institute is an active participant in an international community that promotes and improves the quality of online education and student learning.

The John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education

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The John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education is a non-profit organization dedicated to partnering with colleges, universities, philanthropic organizations, educators, and other entities to increase institutional responsibility for improving outcomes associated with teaching, learning, retention, and completion.


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Instructure provides services that make teaching and learning exponentially better, including Canvas LMS, a robust digital foundation for all aspects of higher-ed learning.


Media Design

Our media design team collaborates with faculty and staff to create interactive tools for enhancing the online learner experience. We develop videos, games and other multimedia content that effectively extends curriculum, engages learners, and achieves learning objectives in new and unique ways.

Interactive Learning

Educational Videos


At Franklin, we value assessment for what it helps foster: learner success. We use assessment as a means of measuring, documenting and applying lessons learned for continuous improvement of student learning. 

Leadership in Innovation Award

The Leadership in Innovative Education Award recognizes distinguished scholars in the area of Leadership and Innovation in Curriculum Development and Instruction.

Awardees are those that exhibit the ability to:

  • Embrace challenges in the field of education
  • Drive positive change through collaborative creativity and expert knowledge
  • Shape the culture of leading and learning
  • Build needed learning infrastructure within their influence
  • Demand excellence and accountability from themselves and their teams
Professor Dr. Abdullah A. AlMousa

Date Awarded: Friday, January 19, 2018
Title: President
Institution: Saudi Electronic University

Betty Young, Ph.D., J.D.

Date Awarded: Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Title: President
Institution: Hocking College

Dr. Muneer Mohamed Sultan Al Maskari

Date Awarded: Thursday, April 19, 2018
Title: Executive Chairman
Institution: Modern College of Business and Science