Does It Line Up?
A Hands-On Approach to Course (Re)Design
Spring semester will be here before we know it! Back by popular demand, this interactive session will provide you with the tools you need to think through the fundamentals of course design in a new way. You will have the opportunity to redesign or re-envision a course you are currently teaching, or tackle the design of a brand new course. Using hands-on exercises and exploratory prompts, you can gain new insights into your course topic and reconsider how your course goals, assignments, exams, and other course components fit together. You may even discover hidden connections or natural links that can strengthen a new or existing course!
Past participants of this session had the following things to say about it:
“It will totally change my planning and approach to teaching.”
“I will use some of the strategies discussed to better design courses based on what students need to know and get out of the course.”
“The activity (backward designing) was excellent. It not only made me realize where the ‘gaps’ are between outcomes of assessments, it gave me ideas to use this process to assess the effectiveness of other things.”
“Practical and helpful in making redesign less intimidating and overwhelming”
In this workshop you will:
- Explore the implicit and explicit goals and beliefs you have about a course that you teach
- Discover the importance of strategically aligning course components
- Identify missing pieces, opportunities, or new connections in your course
- Create a plan to modify/improve your course assignments and assessments to be in alignment with your student learning outcomes
11/12/2013Tuesday, 12-2 p.m.Delphi Center Lab
Dr. Marie Kendall Brown is assistant director for teaching and learning at the Delphi Center. She joined UofL in 2009. She received her Ph.D. in higher education from the University of Michigan. In her current role, she designs and administers programs, services, and events to support faculty professional development with respect to teaching. Her research interests include faculty learning and development, teaching and learning topics in STEM, strategic partnering with academic units, and college student development from a constructive-developmental perspective.
Dr. Steve Dwinnells serves as an assistant director at the Delphi Center with primary responsibilities in instructional design and teaching with technology. He has taught post-secondary online courses for the last decade using a number of different software learning management systems. His background includes nearly 12 years in information technology as well as a dozen years in working with adult education as an instructor and curriculum designer both in higher education and in the private sector.
Aimee Greene is an instructional designer at the Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning. She has a B.S. in special education and a M.S. in instructional technology both from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. As a member of the Delphi Center’s staff, Aimee combines her previous instructional design, project management, and facilitation experience to the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of web-based instruction. She collaborates with subject-matter experts to define content and develop online courses for the Delphi Center. Aimee also has experience in face-to-face and online course delivery facilitation as a faculty member in the Education Department at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
Dr. Patty Payette is executive director of “Ideas to Action,” the Quality Enhancement Plan at the University of Louisville and associate director of the Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning. Patty has expertise in a variety of teaching and learning topics, including instructional design, critical thinking and faculty development.