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An Overview of Course Design

Speaker Lucas Anderson
Date: 6/3/2014
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Room 428 Armory
Event Contact: Lucas Anderson
217-300-4408
lander23@illinois.edu
Cost: Free, but registration required
Sponsor: Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning
Event Type: Workshop
Registration Link: http://go.illinois.edu/RegEssentials
 

This workshop is full.  Please contact Lucas (lander23@illinois.edu) to be added to the waitlist.

When you offer a course, you are essentially promising your students that if they come to class, work hard, and fulfill all of the requirements you set out for them, then they will learn something valuable.  It is therefore essential to make sure your course fulfills that promise.

In this hour, you will be introduced to a method of course design that will help ensure proper alignment of course objectives, assessments, activities, and policies in such a way that students are likely to learn and succeed.  You will also be introduced to the knowledge dimension of Bloom's Taxonomy, which will assist you in determining the kinds of learning you want your students to achieve.

The principles we'll discuss also apply to those in charge of labs or discussion sections.

Note: This workshop is part of the "What You Need to Know: Essentials of Effective Teaching" series.  You may register for any and all workshops in this series by clicking the registration link above.