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In addition to choosing texts and identifying the key concepts addressed in a course, developing a course typically entails:
- Understanding how people learn
- Considering principles and models of course design
- Writing learning goals and outcomes
Students in online courses benefit from learning activities that make use of the collaborative learning and community building functions available in an online environment. Faculty Instructional Technology Services (FITS) provides training and professional, collaborative assistance to faculty as they plan for an online course.
- More on developing online courses
Strategies and Resources for Specific Course Types
- Developing Liberal Studies courses
- Developing online or hybrid courses
- Developing service learning courses
Diamond, R. (1998). Designing & assessing courses & curricula: A practical guide. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. (Available at Office for Teaching, Learning and Assessment).
Fink, L.D. (2003). Creating significant learning experiences : An integrated approach to designing college courses. San Francisco, Calif. : Jossey-Bass. (The book is available at Richardson Library and Office for Teaching, Learning and Assessment.
---. (2007). The Power of Course Design to Increase Student Engagement and Learning. Peer Review, 9 (1), 13-17. (note: DePaul campus connect username and password required)
- Consultation and resources on developing online, hybrid, or web-enhanced courses.
- Design and development of learning activities enriched by technology
- Resources on developing multimedia curriculum resources
- Resources and research on learning
- Consultation and resources on developing service learning courses