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Home Course DesignDeveloping a Course
  Developing a Course

In addition to choosing texts and identifying the key concepts addressed in a course, developing a course typically entails:

Online Courses

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.


Strategies and Resources for Specific Course Types


Additional Readings

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 LearningPeer Review, 9 (1), 13-17. (note: DePaul campus connect username and password required)

DePaul Resources

Faculty Instructional Technology Services (FITS)

  • 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

Office for Teaching, Learning and Assessment

  • Resources and research on learning

Steans Center for Community-Based Service Learning

  • Consultation and resources on developing service learning courses