Aligned Course Design

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Aligned Course Design

Teaching at UO

Whether designing a new course from scratch or revising an old or inherited course, it can be challenging to ensure that the content and activities of the class actual match the stated goals and objectives. The gold standard for course design is to begin the process by articulating goals for…

Learning Objectives and Backward Design

Teaching at UO

The gold standard for course design is to begin the process by articulating goals for student learning (learning objectives) and then align the activities, tone, and assignments of the class with them. Educational developers call this process of articulation and alignment “backward design” (Wiggins…