1 Design

(Re)Designing Your Remote Course

This section will help to prepare you for remote instruction by going through the first steps in (re)designing your course. 

By the end of this section you will be able to:

  • Create a general course structure, or backwards redesign of a course
  • Demonstrate the ability to align content to learning outcomes.

For this section you will need:

  • The CLOs (Course Learning Objectives) for your course
  • A pen or pencil
  • Extra paper for notes
  • The ability to print handouts
    • alternatively, you can also use a word processing software (like Microsoft Word or OpenOffice)
  • Webcam and headset/microphone if participating in Zoom

This section contains an introduction and 4 steps, below.

The subsequent homework activities provide opportunities for you to act on the suggestions provided in the 4 steps and prepare for Section 2.

Introduction: Thinking in Modules

Whether you already have course materials in a digital format, or you use a general framework based on teaching notes, the key to organizing your course in a responsive format is to start thinking in modules.

Modules are discrete units of your course; all your modules together make up the entire class.

Modules can be divided into weeks, units, chapters, themes – whatever framework works for you and your course materials.

Modules as discrete learning units contain an introduction, course materials and guidance, learning activities, some type of communication, and feedback.

Once you can visualize your course in modules you can organize your materials and activities into a responsive course and be ready to keep on teaching regardless of whether you and your students are in the same classroom, the same zoom room, or asynchronously sharing the same online space.

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