This book provides a variety of practical advice, skills and resources to assist academics in designing curriculum that focuses on enhancing student learning.
Author: Sharon A. Cooper
A clear and concise course design is integral to effective student learning in units of study; however, unit design can be a daunting task for academics. Effective Unit Design for Higher Education Courses is a practical resource based on theoretical foundations, designed to assist both professional course designers and academics with varied levels of curriculum design and development experience or background in higher education units and courses. This book provides a variety of practical advice, skills and resources to assist academics in designing curriculum that focuses on enhancing student learning. Readers are given a range of evidence-based developmental tools that challenge some of the currently accepted conventions behind unit design. Appropriate for any skill level, this book is designed to provide an accessible and structured process to design or revitalise high-quality units of study. Chapters cover a range of topics including developing assessment methods, strategies for providing feedback and evaluating unit design. The book has been structured to follow a design process, but as unit design is non-linear, chapters can be read in any order depending on interest or need. An essential guide for curriculum designers of all skill and experience levels, this book will appeal to all higher education academics tasked with an aspect of unit design.
This book focuses not on teaching techniques but on the strategic decisions which must be made before a course begins.
Author: Toohey, Susan
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
This book focuses not on teaching techniques but on the strategic decisions which must be made before a course begins. It provides realistic advice for university and college teachers on how to design more effective courses without underestimating the complexity of the task facing course developers, and offers course designers both an understanding and a framework within which to clarify their own teaching purposes.
In this handbook Koper and Tattersall have put together contributions from members of the "Valkenburg Group", consisting of 33 experts deeply involved in e-learning and more specifically learning design.
Author: Rob Koper
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
E-learning is still in its infancy. This can be seen both in the limited pedagogical quality and lack of portability of e-learning content, and in the lack of user-friendly tools to exploit the opportunities offered by current technologies. To be successful, e-learning must offer effective and attractive courses and programmes to learners, while at the same time providing a pleasant and effective work environment for staff members who have the task to develop course materials, plan the learning processes, provide tutoring, and assess performance. To overcome these deficiencies, the IMS Global Learning Consortium Inc. released the Learning Design Specification in 2003. With Learning Design it is possible to develop and present advanced, interoperable e-learning courses embracing educational role and game playing methods, problem-based learning, learning community approaches, adaptivity and peer coaching and assessment methods. In this handbook Koper and Tattersall have put together contributions from members of the "Valkenburg Group", consisting of 33 experts deeply involved in e-learning and more specifically learning design. The result is a rich and lasting source of information for both e-learning course and tool developers, providing information about the specification itself, how to implement it in practice, what tools to use, and what pitfalls to avoid. The book not only reports first experiences, but also goes beyond the current state of the art by looking at future prospects and emerging applications.
Designing and Improving Courses and Curricula in Higher Education provides a practical, step-by-step guide for systematically enhancing college courses and curricula--offering a proven, cost-effective approach for analyzing and improving ...
Author: Robert M. Diamond
Designing and Improving Courses and Curricula in Higher Education provides a practical, step-by-step guide for systematically enhancing college courses and curricula--offering a proven, cost-effective approach for analyzing and improving existing programs as well as developing, implementing, and evaluating new ones.
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Author: Gary E. Miller
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
Published in Association with img alt="" src="https://styluspub.presswarehouse.com/uploads/7e9550b75e64acf1754179aaec9f391b464991a2.jpg" Written by pioneers in the field of online learning, Leading the e-Learning Transformation of Higher Education is a professional text that offers insights and guidance to the rising generation of leaders in the field of higher education. It explains how to integrate online learning into an institution during a period of rapid social and institutional change. This important volume: • Shares success stories, interviews, cases and insights from a broad range of leadership styles • Reviews how technology is transforming higher education worldwide • Provides an overview of how distance education is organized in a range of institutional settings • Breaks down current leadership challenges in both unit operations and institutional policy This volume launches the new Stylus series that is aimed at the online learning and distance education market. It offers readers the opportunity to benefit from the collective experience and expertise of top leaders in the field. All of the contributors have held leadership roles in national and international distance education organizations. Five of the contributors have been recognized as Sloan Consortium Fellows in 2010 and they have all collaborated with the Institute for Emerging Leaders in Online Learning. These contributors have helped pave the way and now share their insights, advice, and broad vision with the future leaders of the field.
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Author: Nicole A. Buzzetto-MorePublish On: 2007-01-01
Whether it is creating and incorporating simulations, building courses and curriculum, engaging in virtual team building, managing online programs, concept mapping, developing an electronic portfolio program, creating active training ...
Author: Nicole A. Buzzetto-More
Publisher: Informing Science
Category: Blended learning
With the global academic community currently focused on student learning outcomes achievement, assessment, and continuous improvement, e-learning strategies provide effective measures than can assist educators and educational administrators in the satisfaction of key objectives. Whether it is creating and incorporating simulations, building courses and curriculum, engaging in virtual team building, managing online programs, concept mapping, developing an electronic portfolio program, creating active training environments, determining the instructors role, problem solving, evaluating online learning, or using e-learning to build an effective assessment program this book will prove to be an indispensable resource. Geared towards administrators, key decision makers, educators experienced with e-learning, and instructional technology students, it marries the leading literature and prevailing ideologies with best practices illustrated by notable real-world examples.
How should universities address the difficult administrative questions raised by distance learning? This book explores explicit motivations, focusing on access and a belief in the pedagogical advantages of this approach to higher education.
Author: Gary A. Berg
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Despite significant investment in computer-based learning in higher education, there is a dearth of current research on administrative strategies for its effective use. Drawing from a national survey of higher education institutions and interviews with administrators, this book addresses key issues of distance learning: Why are higher education institutions pursuing such ventures? How are administration and management practices affected by these motivations? How should universities address the difficult administrative questions raised by distance learning? Despite significant investment in computer-based learning in higher education, there is a dearth of current research on administrative strategies for its effective use. Drawing from a national survey of higher education institutions and interviews with administrators, this book addresses key issues of distance learning: Why are higher education institutions pursuing such ventures? How are administration and management practices affected by these motivations? How should universities address the difficult administrative questions raised by distance learning? This book explores explicit motivations, focusing on access and a belief in the pedagogical advantages of this approach to higher education. The survey reveals that top university and continuing education administrators are more than twice as likely to lead the implementation push than individual faculty. The study also found that the core of distance learning is administratively housed in self-supporting continuing education units, and that the majority of respondents pay full-time faculty under a regular load arrangement for these courses--with no additional stipend for course development. Controversial findings involving issues of intellectual property and the different attitudes of community colleges and doctoral degree-granting institutions toward distance learning are also covered.
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Author: Gary R. Morrison
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Provides a practical approach to the instructional design process with applications to a variety of settings and situations. The authors have incorporated both behavioral and cognitive approaches into the model to appeal to diverse audiences. Any single project could include only one approach or a combination of the two approaches. Featuring a strong emphasis on designing instruction in a business setting, the authors also present an approach that is applicable to those in K-12 classrooms and in higher education.
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Author: Hansson, Thomas
Publisher: IGI Global
Category: Business & Economics
"This book provides a collection of successful designs, defined as communicative relation-building solutions, for individuals and collectives of interlocutors. It includes a longitudinal perspective of past mistakes, current trends and future opportunities, and is a must-have for beginners in the field as well as qualified professionals exploring the full potential of human interactions"--Provided by publisher.
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For the seventh edition, the authors have added: A greater emphasis on planning for meaningful learning and understanding throughout the entire text, further highlighting and making explicit the cognitive orientation of Course Design's ...
Author: George J. Posner
Publisher: Pearson College Division
Bridging theory and practice in curriculum development, Course Design provides teachers with invaluable concepts and skills for planning effective courses. The goal of the book is to help the reader become a flexible yet systematic curriculum planner by developing a greater awareness of the important decisions to be made and the alterative options available at each stage of decision making. The authors begin with a set of guidelines for developing a course and then lead readers through a step-by-step process of developing an actual course or unit of their own. The seventh edition features significant new coverage of state and national standards, and of multiple intelligences.
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Written with the faculty member in mind, this book provides specific guidelines for every phase of the planning process. With more than fifty percent new material, this revised edition provides many examples and how-to guidance.
Author: Higher Learning Commission. MeetingPublish On: 2004
Organizational distinctiveness and effectiveness Higher Learning Commission.
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The book maximizes instructional flexibility, reflects current educational issues, highlights recent research, and models best pedagogical practices.
Author: Kenneth D. Moore
Featuring a wealth of reflection activities and connections to standards, this concise, easy-to-read teaching methods text equips students with the content knowledge and skills they need to become effective K–8 teachers. The book maximizes instructional flexibility, reflects current educational issues, highlights recent research, and models best pedagogical practices. Current and realistic examples, a section in each chapter on using technology in the classroom, and material on differentiating instruction for diverse learners—including students with special needs and English language learners—make this a must-have resource for any K–8 teacher.