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Course Design

If you have a new course to design or an existing course that you would like to redesign, we welcome you to schedule a meeting to consult with one of our educational developers.  We can help you through this process by meeting with you on a regular basis to discuss your vision for the course, provide relevant resources and give feedback based on the type of course, the available timeline, your teaching philosophy and your learners.  If multimedia development may be a component of the design process for your course, you may also be paired with a multimedia developer from the TLC.

Some of the questions that an educational developer would explore with you when planning or updating a course include:

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  • What are your own beliefs about teaching and learning?
  • How does this course fit into the overall program?
  • What are the course learning outcomes?
  • Will it be offered online, face-to-face or in a hybrid (blended) format?
  • What, if at all, do you know about the students who may take this course?

Considering the answers to these questions, and others, can help generate ideas for your course.

For more questions you might consider when planning or redesigning a course, review the Analyze Context, Content and Process handout shared with a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) through the CU Open site.

If you are interested in learning more about the various elements of course design, you might also explore the following pages: 

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