Backwards Design: Assessment, Alignment, Quality Matters, and Online Learning Consortium

FYI: I am looking for others who would like to co-present.

Administrators, Faculty and Instructional Designers may find this session valuable as thinking about the end in mind first (Backwards Design) is a beneficial tool when creating courses in any format!  I will walk attendees though online course design specifically, framed by Quality Matters (QM) and Online Learning Consortium (OLC) best practices. Identifying desired results, determining acceptable evidence and then planning learning experiences and instruction (the 3 stages of Backwards Design) is key.  Aligning course learning objectives to programmatic outcomes and closing the loop will also be discussed. 

Resource: Wiggins, Grant, and McTighe, Jay. (1998). Backward Design. In Understanding by Design (pp. 13-34). ASCD.

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06/06/2019 - 16:30 to 06/06/2019 - 17:30