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The Art of Alignment: Strategies for Optimal Course Design

The Art of Alignment: Strategies for Optimal Course Design In-Person / Online

In this session you will be introduced to the concept of alignment as it relates to course design. Alignment is the idea of critical course elements working together to ensure that students achieve the desired learning outcomes. You will learn how to write an effective learning objective using best practices, suggest course elements that align with that objective, and evaluate course elements for alignment.

Upon completion of this learning experience, participants will be able to:

  • Define the concept of alignment as it pertains to curriculum design and development.
  • Write appropriately stated learning objectives using best practices (e.g., learning taxonomy)
  • Suggest course materials and assessments that are aligned with learning objectives.
  • Evaluate various parts of a course for alignment.
Friday, August 16, 2024
2:30pm - 3:15pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Center for Teaching and Learning Innovation
   Advising Staff      Educator Network      Future Faculty      In-Class Educators      Online Program Directors  
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Registration is required. There are 19 in-person seats available. There are 200 online seats available.

The in-person location for this session is W206G, in the Main Library. 

Attendees are encouraged to bring a copy of your syllabus.