Developing Courses Resources

Effective Use Of Learning Objectives

University of New Mexico's effective use of performance objectives for learning and assessment using SMART criteria, Bloom's and Fink's taxonomies.
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Rubric For Assessing Course Objectives

Penn State's peer review rubric for assessing course objectives or student learning outcomes resulting from course participation.
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Examples Of Course Goals And Learning Objectives

Sample of course goals and learning objectives from Suffolk University's CTE Course Design Program.
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Association Of American Colleges And Universities LEAP Essential Learning Outcomes

The LEAP campaign is organized around a robust set of "Essential Learning Outcomes" -- all of which are best developed by a contemporary liberal education. Described in College Learning for the New Global Century, these essential learning outcomes and a set of "Principles of Excellence" provide a new framework to guide students' cumulative progress through college. Through its VALUE Initiative, AAC&U has developed a set of rubrics to assess many of the following learning outcomes. Beginning in school, and continuing at successively higher levels across their college studies, students should prepare for twenty-first-century challenges.
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Direct Vs Indirect Assessment

Definitions of Direct and indirect Assessment adopted from Missouri State University West Plains

Direct vs. Indirect Assessment Methods - Assessment Handbook. (n.d.) Department of Assessment, Skidmore College.
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Three Strategies To Build Meaningful Learning Experiences

Magna Faculty Focus Feb 2014
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Growth Mindset Carol Dweck

Teaching a growth mindset creates motivation and productivity because people believe their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment. Virtually all great people have these qualities. How you give feedback can promote a growth or fixed mindset.
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Align Assessments With Objectives

Carnegie Mellon resources on aligning assessments with objectives.
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Teachers Guide To Assessment

Edudemic website with information and resources for formative/informal and summative/formal assessment.
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Blooms Taxonomy Guide To Writing Questions

Use while crafting learning objectives using Bloom's Taxonomy.
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Blooms Taxonomy Action Verbs

Use to help write actionable clear learning objectives.
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Learning Objectives SMART

Define learning objectives that are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-framed.
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Backward Course Design Template Quick Overview

This quick overview will guide you through using the backward course design template.
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Backward Course Design Template V2

Use this template to revise or develop your course.
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Backward Course Design Template V1

Use this template to work through developing or revising your course.
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Backward Course Design Overview

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LEAP Campus Toolkit Website

AAC&U LEAP Campus Toolkit resources and models for innovation library.
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Understanding Rubrics Article Heidi Goodrich Andrade

Heidi Goodrich Andrade explores authentic assessments using rubrics to describe student achievement.
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On The Persistence Of Unicorns: The Trade-Off Between Content And Critical Thinking Revisited

Craig E. Nelson, Professor Emeritus of Biology at Indiana University Bloomington, argues that the trade-off between content and critical thinking is illusory and talk about the nature of critical thinking, how to teach it, and the benefits and costs of doing so.
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Seven Principles Of Learning Applied To Engineering Video

How Learning Works - Dr. Susan A. Ambrose, Senior Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education & Experiential Learning, and Professor of History and Education at Northeastern University, discusses the principles of learning identified in the book she authored with colleagues: How Learning Works: 7 Research-based Principles for Smart Teaching. Susan provides an engaging and pithy dive into the principles to help engineering educators understand how to structure the learning process to optimize student understanding. This webinar is part of the Engineering Inclusive Teaching webinar series for faculty funded from NSF grant #1203164.
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Fink And Associates Resources For Course Design For Significant Learning

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Fink Guide To Course Design

L. Dee Fink PhD's "A Self-Directed Guide to Designing Courses for Significant Learning" (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2003).
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Blooms Revised Taxonomy Of Educational Objectives

A model to create learning objectives based on Bloom's Taxonomy for Learning, Teaching and Assessing: A Revision of Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives. Knowledge dimensions grow from concrete to abstract (factual, conceptual, procedural, and metacognitive). Cognitive dimensions grow from lower order to higher order thinking skills (remember, understand, apply, analyze, evaluate, and create).
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Finks Taxonomy Of Significant Learning

Fink's taxonomy is another tool to use when crafting learning objectives. Levels include (1) foundational knowledge, (2) application, (3) integration, (4) human dimension, (5) caring, and (6) learning how to learn.
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Understanding By Design

Understanding by Design is a website with Backward Course Design resources developed by Jay McTigh and Grant Wiggins to support their Understanding by Design course development model.  
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New Learning Environments For The 21st Century

The 21st century classroom will need to be well equips with hardware, software and online curricular resources.
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New Learning Environments For The 21st Century

No longer restricted to just teaching in the classroom. The focus is on lifelong learning.
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New Strategy In Developing Courses.

Designing courses on the fly.
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What Knowledge Is Of Most Worth: Teacher Knowledge For 21st Centaury Learning

This article offers a critical review of the literature on 21st century knowledge frameworks, with a particular focus on what this means for teachers and educators.
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