Though the summer is just upon us, many of you are considering how to design your courses for the fall semester. This is what we like to call over-achieving. No, but seriously, course design is an important process that requires the consideration of several steps and processes in order to create a successful learning experience for both you and your future students.
It may seem like a daunting task, but course design is actually a great way to include and play upon your own interests and be able to further connect with students through learning.
Vanderbilt University’s Center for Teaching offers a comprehensive list of things to consider while designing your courses to get you started. If you are still struggling with some elements of the master plan you have in mind, consider contacting some of UWEC’s own instructional designers to help out.
Written By: Jessica Moser