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Planning and Designing Your College Course

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Planning and Designing Your College Course focuses on the planning aspects that precede the launching of a course—the work instructors do behind the scenes and that students usually aren’t privy to. You’ll be able to make each key part of your course design learner-centered and obtain strategies to get students to collaborate in the course design process.

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You’re planning a brand-new course. That’s a huge undertaking. So many crucial details need to be addressed. How will your course be accessible to all students? How will you effectively use your syllabus? How can you make the course as learner focused as possible? How do you differentiate it from other courses and not fall into old habits?

You need to be guaranteed that you are planning your course as effectively as possible while ensuring it can maximize your students’ success and engagement.

Where do you even start?

Planning and Designing Your College Course is your guide for effective and efficient course planning. Whether you are a new faculty member or an experienced faculty member looking to revitalize a too-familiar class, this book offers insights and practical advice bearing on all major aspects of creating a course.

Planning and Designing Your College Course is broken down into five key areas and provides in-depth and extensive insights into each topic, focusing on:

  • Creating a Course
  • Redesigning a Course
  • Constructing the Syllabus
  • Planning Assessments and Assignments
  • Making Your Course Accessible

You’ll start with learning the dos and don’ts of course design. Whether your course is face-to-face, online, or a hybrid, you’ll learn key strategies to maximize collaboration and motivation for your students.

When it comes to redesigning your course, you’ll get a wealth of knowledge on best ways to refresh and revitalize a course that include some new tools, examples, and a step-by-step guide on how to keep calm and redesign with perspective.

The syllabus is the avenue in which your students are introduced to your course. It’s an essential first impression. You’ll find advice on crafting an effective syllabus, including how to set the tone and creative ways to present course policies.

After that, you’ll find the ins and outs of developing engaging assignments that maximize learning and assessments that accurately measure that learning.

Finally, everything wraps up with a focus on accessibility. You’ll be guided on how to make your courses accessible to all learners, including applying the principles of universal design for learning.

Planning and Designing Your College Course focuses on the planning aspects that precede the launching of a course—the work instructors do behind the scenes and that students usually aren’t privy to. You’ll be able to make each key part of your course design learner-centered and obtain strategies to get students to collaborate in the course design process.

This is your comprehensive guide to all major aspects of the course design process! Make it yours today!

 

  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Compiled by: Jon Crylen
  • Published by: Magna Publications, 2020
  • ISBN: 978-0-912150-74-1
  • Formats available: Print

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Product Code: PB20AA

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