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Five Questions to Accelerate Course Design

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Presented at the Blended Learning Conference and Workshop, hosted by the Online Learning Consortium, July 2014

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Five Questions to Accelerate Course Design

  1. 1. Online Learning Consortium / Blended Learning, 2014 Five Questions to accelerate course design re >
  2. 2. David Lindrum, 
 Instructional Designer
  3. 3. Problem?
  4. 4. Problem? • Select one course you know well! • Identify one goal which, if achieved, would greatly improve the course. Objectives (1-3) Primary Assessments Present 
 (out of class) Engage 
 (out of class) Course Canvas from Soomo Learning, 2014 ______ hours x ______ weeks = _________ hours total Present
 (in class) Engage (in class) Program (1) Course & Goal:
  5. 5. US History 2, Civil War to Present! - increase student success on papers! ! Objectives (1-3) Primary Assessments Present 
 (out of class) Engage 
 (out of class) Course Canvas from Soomo Learning, 2014 ______ hours x ______ weeks = _________ hours total Present
 (in class) Engage (in class) Program (1) Course & Goal: Introduction to Psychology! - keep students attending to content! ! American Government! - turn cynics into voters! ! Early World Literature! - get IT majors to see value! !
  6. 6. Objective ❖ Know! ❖ Understand! ❖ Synthesize! ❖ Analyze! ❖ Express in these terms ❖ Hold a Perspective! ❖ Take a Course of Action! ❖ Know how to learn! ❖ Gain new skills! ❖ Stir Affections
  7. 7. Assess ❖ Multiple Choice Exam! ❖ Demonstration! ❖ Project! ❖ Lab Report! ❖ Balance the Books ❖ Paper! ❖ Project! ❖ Portfolio! ❖ Presentation! ❖ Video
  8. 8. Present (out of class) ❖ Objective! ❖ Lecture! ❖ Clear Instruction! ❖ Fixed Sequence! ❖ Grand Narrative ❖ Subjective! ❖ Reading! ❖ Primary Resources! ❖ Explore The Wild! ❖ Discovery
  9. 9. Engage (out of class) ❖ Problem sets! ❖ Papers! ❖ Research! ❖ Arguments! ❖ Labs ❖ Case Studies! ❖ Short Responses! ❖ Personal Experience! ❖ Creative Acts! ❖ Simulations
  10. 10. Present (in class) ❖ Objective! ❖ Lecture! ❖ Clear Instruction! ❖ Fixed Sequence! ❖ Grand Narrative ❖ Subjective! ❖ Reading! ❖ Primary Resources! ❖ Explore The Wild! ❖ Discovery
  11. 11. Engage (in class) ❖ Problem sets! ❖ Papers! ❖ Research! ❖ Arguments! ❖ Labs ❖ Case Studies! ❖ Short Responses! ❖ Personal Experience! ❖ Creative Acts! ❖ Simulations
  12. 12. Time ❖ Learning Facts! ❖ Practicing Skills! ❖ Gaining Perspective! ❖ Application! ❖ Understanding Others ❖ Developing Ideas! ❖ Reflecting on Self! ❖ Responding to Others! ❖ Writing! ❖ Editing
  13. 13. Credit
  14. 14. Once more, with feeling.
  15. 15. Now, we’re ready to design… The Next Five Questions Where will students stumble?! How can I see problems early on?! Is this practical, logistically?! What would take it up a notch — ! For students? 
 For faculty? 
 For marketing? Objectives (1-3) Primary Assessments Present (out of class) Engage (out of class) Course Canvas from Soomo Learning, 2014 ______ hours x ______ weeks = _________ hours total Present (in class) Engage (in class) Program (1) Course & Goal:
  16. 16. Thank You! david.lindrum@soomolearning.com! davidlindrum.com! courseanalytics.com
  17. 17. The Five Questions 1. What are my goals?! 2. How will I assess?! 3. How will I present the content?! 4. How will I engage the students? ! 5. How will I divide the time & points? Objectives (1-3) Primary Assessments Present (out of class) Engage (out of class) Course Canvas from Soomo Learning, 2014 ______ hours x ______ weeks = _________ hours total Present (in class) Engage (in class) Program (1) Course & Goal: 1 2 3 4 5

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