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How to design a course

The key to a successful course is planning and sound design. Find resources that walk you through the backward design process that aligns activities and assessments with desired course outcomes.

Backward Design Framework

The key to a successful course is planning and sound design. The steps in this course are based on the backward design model developed by Wiggins and McTighe in their book Understanding by Design (Wiggins and McTighe 13-21). In this model, one begins with identifying desired outcomes and moves through designing engaging activities and assessments that support those outcomes. In his book Creating Significant Learning Experiences, L. Dee Fink presents a modified version of this approach, which he refers to as the Integrated Course Design Model (Fink 74-75). We have modified this model slightly for the sake of simplicity.

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1Backward Design Step 6: Select Learning Activities1046642024-04-233140
2How to design a course1042062024-04-189709
3Learning Pathway Handout1193862024-04-151367
4Backward Design Step 1: Identify Situational Factors1068462024-04-153625
5Backward Design Step 2: Writing Course Learning Outcomes1054952024-04-152841
6Backward Design Step 3: Define Course Structure1036672024-04-152487
7Backward Design Step 4: Identify Module Details1041782024-04-153691
8Backward Design Step 5: Identify Evidence of Understanding1041772024-04-152884
9Backward Design Step 8: Create an Evaluation Plan1074002024-04-153359
10Backward Design Step 7: Align and Debug Course Elements1033752024-04-152982
11Hybrid instruction bibliography1211892024-04-15963

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