Interactive course design for instructors

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course design, faculty development, instructional design


Designing and developing a course can be complex as it involves a wide variety of skills and tasks including identifying learning outcomes, developing instruments for measuring student learning, designing activities, and developing lesson plans. This document provides a sound, pedagogical approach to course design with links to resources that provide guidance on each step in the process. For example, the National Center for Academic Transformation models (and other transformation models) are described in the resources in the “Identify learning model” step. This supports the pedagogical concept of determining what you want to accomplish before deciding how you want to approach it. This document provides: An overview of the full process Descriptions of the steps within the process model Actions for each step Additional resources