Course Design Essentials

Description

Course Design Essentials is a three-part webinar series designed to fast track your course planning efforts. You will apply principles of backward design to (re)design one of your courses and create an overall course plan. The need to adapt your course to promote student learning in the remote context will be taken into consideration.

Outcomes

Upon completion of this webinar series, you will be able to:

  • Describe learning-centered course design principles and strategies
  • Apply these principles and strategies to the (re)design of your course by developing a course plan with identified learning outcomes, assessments, instructional strategies (including technology tools)

Activities and time commitment

  • In early December, you will receive questions about course context to reflect on prior to beginning the webinar series. Estimated time commitment: 20 minutes
  • Instructional webinars take place in the morning. Time commitment: 3 hours in total
  • We then allow a portion of the day for you to complete short, recommended course (re)design activities. Estimated time commitment: 30-45 minutes each day
  • A daily afternoon session will provide you with the opportunity to connect with other participants and TLS facilitators to pose questions, share ideas, and refine your plans for developing your course. These sessions are strongly recommended, but we understand that some participants may prefer to work on their own. Time commitment: 0-3 hours each day (It’s up to you!)

Schedule 

DATE TIME ACTIVITY
Tuesday, December 8

9:30 - 10:30am

~45 min. any time

2:30 - 3:30pm

Webinar: Introduction to course design and writing learning outcomes

Individual course (re)design activities

Daily connection opportunity (fixed, in Zoom)

Wednesday, December 9

9:30 - 10:30am

~45 min. any time

2:30 - 3:30pm

Webinar: Planning assessments

Individual course (re)design activities

Daily connection opportunity (fixed, in Zoom)

Thursday, December 10

9:30 - 10:30am

~45 min. any time

2:30 - 3:30pm

Webinar: Planning instructional strategies and next steps

Individual course (re)design activities

Daily connection opportunity (fixed, in Zoom)

Considerations before your register

  1. Do you have a course that you would like to (re)design for remote, on-campus, or hybrid delivery?

  2. Are you able to dedicate 3-6 hours to participating in the various sessions?

  3. Do you have access to the recommended tools for effective remote participation? A computer and speakers are needed. A webcam and microphone allow for participation in the daily connection opportunities.

Ready to register? Click here.

Questions? For further information about Course Design Essentials, contact Dr. Carolyn Samuel by carolyn.samuel [at] mcgill.ca (subject: Course%20Design%20Essentials) (email)

 


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