Creating Significant Learning Experiences: A Workshop on Course Design

Friday, January 04, 2019
8:45 am to 1:00 pm
Floor/Room #: 
Room 105

Facilitators: Chrys Demetry, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director, Morgan Teaching and Learning Center; Caitlin Keller, Instructional Designer, Academic Technology Center

This workshop will introduce the "backward design" approach for course design that aims to integrate and connect the following components: 1) identifying important situational factors such as student characteristics, class size, and the course's role in the curriculum; 2) identifying essential learning goals; 3) formulating feedback, assessment, and evaluation methods; and 4) creating effective teaching and learning activities. This workshop will be helpful to faculty who will soon be teaching a particular course for the first time, and also to those who wish to take a fresh look at an "old" course. 

A small amount of advance reading will be distributed. The outcome after a morning's work and discussion will be some specific ideas for course refinements, and a design framework to use throughout your teaching career. Lunch will be available at noon for those who wish to continue informal discussion with colleagues.

Registration Deadline:
Friday, December 21, 2018 12:00 pm
Chrys Demetry
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