Course design

More Content Doesn’t Equal More Learning

Avoid the temptation to pack in as much material as possible into a course.

Course design ideas from Carnegie Mellon

From the Eberly Center at CMU.

Top-level list:

  • Consider timing and logistics
  • Recognize who your students are
  • Identify the situational constraints
  • Articulate your learning objectives
  • Identify potential assessments
  • Identify appropriate instructional strategies
  • Plan your course content and schedule
  • Write the syllabus
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