Course Design Tutorial (Carleton College)
This site provides a step-by-step approach to course planning starting with the development of goals for student learning and moving on to teaching strategies, assessment of student learning, and the syllabus. Many of the examples are drawn from the geosciences, but the principles are relevant to all disciplines.
Understanding by Design (Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching)
An overview of Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe's influential book Understanding by Design and links to resources that assist instructors in applying the book's principles in their course planning. (The full book is available electronically through the U-M library system to authenticated users.)
Designing a Course (BYU Center for Teaching and Learning)
This site offers a brief overview of the course design process that begins with developing significant learning outcomes and then designing engaging learning activities that allow students to engage in a meaningful way with the course content. Adapted from Fink (2003).
A self-paced, 10-module course for anyone developing and teaching a virtual course. Non-facilitated, work at your own pace and based on your own needs and interests.
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