Written by: Jo Ann Mattson, Instructional Designer
In the recently concluded Next Generation Course Redesign Workshop held on February 24-25, Philip Turner and several faculty members from University of North Texas (UNT) shared their successful program of course redesign. We had a great turnout of faculty to this hands-on workshop that allowed them the opportunity to take one of their current courses and create goal statements, general learning outcomes, and specific learning outcomes. Once the faculty worked through their goals and outcomes, they began to create an instructional unit plan.
It was great to see the excitement among the faculty as they worked together to create a blended strategy for one of the units in their course. They focused on three different formats:
- Experiential Learning
- Online Component
They looked at their general and specific learning outcomes and decided which format would best fit the desired outcomes. Our presenters showed us many great examples of experiential learning and interactive online activities. Our faculty shared many great ideas that they currently do with their face-to-face courses and began to develop online activities that would engage and enhance student learning. By the end of the second day, the faculty had a great start on their redesign.
The Instructional Designers from the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning (FCTL) were able to interact with the faculty during the workshop to look at the possibilities of developing experiential learning and interactive online activities that could be useful to enhancing the learning experience for our students.
Please contact us if you are interested in learning more about NGen Course Redesign at Instructionaldesign@missouristate.edu
Turner, Philip M., and Ronald S. Carriveau. Next Generation Course Redesign. New York: Peter Lang, 2010. Print.
Carriveau. Ronald. Connecting the Dots: Developing Student Learning Outcomes & Outcome Based Assessments. Texas: UNT Printing Services, 2010