Course Design Program

Welcome

The Course Design Program provides focused development opportunities, consultation, and rewards to faculty who are concerned with the effectiveness of student learning.

Goals

To transform a course and utilize the appropriate and effective instructional strategies and technologies to develop, implement, and evaluate a face-to-face, blended, or an online course.

Intended Learning Outcomes

  • To discover the strengths and areas for improvement in your course
  • To identify and clarify student intended learning outcomes by unpacking abstract to concrete or theory to practice
  • To design performance tasks that are aligned with the intended learning objectives and assessments
  • To adapt and adopt the appropriate teaching strategies and instructional technologies to empower students to achieve their performance tasks

Rewards

  1. A Certificate of Recognition

  2. Opportunities to showcase your work to the campus

Faculty will receive these rewards when they complete the following activities:

  1. Participate in the Go Forward with Backward Design Workshop [pdf],

  2. Attend four additional workshops* that are relevant to your project, and

Consult with the program's instructional designer to develop your project plan, project outcomes, and list of CFD workshops to attend

Inquiry

If you have any questions or interested to introduce this program to your department, please contact W. Mei Fang for more information via email waimei.fang@sjsu.edu or call (408)924-2456.

* Examples of Relevant Workshops Available at the Center for Faculty Development. 

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ALIGNMENT OF LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

ENGAGING STUDENTS WITH ELLUMINATE LIVE!

DEVELOPING FACULTY WEB SITE WITH WEBSITE BUILDER

BENEFIT

Introduction to learning concepts and instructional design tools to create a variety of instructional means to enhance alignment of learning outcomes and assessment.

Getting started with this versatile web conferencing tool will maximize active learning in hybrid or online courses.

Creation of an accessible web site will disseminate timely course materials and references for your students.

 

 

 

 

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DEVELOPING INTERACTIVE LECTURES WITH POWERPOINT

REPURPOSING LEARNING MATERIALS AS LEARNING OBJECTS
 

BUILDING COLLABORATION ONLINE WITH WIKIS IN GOOGLE APPS

BENEFIT

Creating interactive and engaging lectures will promote active learning, and visual literacy.

Learning objects, also known as practice unit, knowledge bits, etc., could be created easily from modules in your existing teaching and learning materials to maximize self-paced learning for students.

Wiki is a web 2.0 technology example that promotes online social networking and forms learning community. In this workshop you will gain hands-on experience on how to create a wiki from the ground up. SJSU Google Apps will be used to develop your first wiki.

More examples of workshops and their time and dates are available in our Events

This program primarily uses the principles from Understanding by Design (G. Wiggins & J. McTighe).