The What, Who, Why, When & Where of Next Generation Course Redesign™ Classes

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By Shana Luster
CLEAR – Center for Learning Enhancement, Assessment & Redesign
QEP/N-GEN Program Coordinator

NEW - Updated February 17, 2011

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The What, Who, Why, When & Where of Next Generation Course Redesign™ Classes

  1. 1. The What, Who, Why, When & Where of Next Generation Course Redesign™ Classes Academic advisors and counselors have the most direct and continuous contact with students during orientation and throughout the academic experience. We need your help! Do you know if NextGen courses are the best option for your students? http://qep.unt.edu/
  2. 2. What is NextGen? NextGen courses are large lecture classes that have been redesigned and combine three main elements: F2F lecture, experiential learning & online learning These combination courses are designed to • engage learners • enhance student learning outcomes • address the learning needs of a new generation of students http://qep.unt.edu/
  3. 3. Who Can Take NextGen Courses? Anyone is eligible to take NextGen courses, but NextGen courses are not for everyone. NextGen students share certain qualities and preferences, such as:  Self-discipline  A more flexible schedule than traditional courses allow  Increased engagement with subject matter and other learners  Mixture of instructional strategies http://qep.unt.edu/
  4. 4. Why NextGen classes? Each NextGen class strives to:  Target higher level learning Student Learning Outcomes  Emphasize deep learning rather than surface learning  Increase student engagement with course material, the instructor, and other learners  Promote cognitive development  Enable students to learn in a challenging and diverse environment  Develop a positive attitude toward the academic subject http://qep.unt.edu/
  5. 5. When are NextGen classes available? NextGen courses are available each long semester. New courses are added every year. The following NextGen courses will be offered in Fall 2011*: http://qep.unt.edu/ BIOL 1710 COMM 1010 CHEM 2370 CHEM 2380 DSCI 3710 EDEC 3613 ENGL 1310 ENGL 2210 ENGL 2220 HIST 2620 JOUR 1210 KINE 3500 MATH 1580 MGMT 3330 MKTG 2650 MUAG 1500 PACS 3020 PSCI 1040 PSCI 1050 URCS 1000 * Check the upcoming schedule of classes as additional NextGen courses may be added closer to registration.
  6. 6. How to find NextGen courses… o http://essc.unt.edu/registrar/schedule/ Look for the following description: http://qep.unt.edu/
  7. 7. Have questions??? Shana Luster QEP/NextGen Program Manager 940.369.7243 shana.luster@unt.edu Our website is under construction, so please don’t judge us just yet.  http://qep.unt.edu/ http://qep.unt.edu/

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