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Course Design

Course design focuses on the development of a course for optimal student learning.  This section focuses on ways to ensure the alignment of key course aspects including: conceptualizing learning outcomes; planning learning activities (such as labs, problems or cases, lectures or group work); selecting the appropriate learning materials from available resources; and designing assessments.

Resources

Course Design Through Constructive Alignment

Whys and Hows of Assessment - Assessment Basics

Early Course Feedback

Assessing first year students [Word - 147k]

Engendering College Student Success: Improving the First Year and Beyond

Threshold Concepts

Threshold Concept Example

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Published on Sep 5, 2015
Describing the Threshold Concept example from Meyer & Land 2003.

 

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