Effective Unit Design for Higher Education Courses

Effective Unit Design for Higher Education Courses

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

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000051209

Category: Education

Page: 106

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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.
Categories: Education

Designing Courses For Higher Education

Designing Courses For Higher Education

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)

ISBN: 9780335200498

Category: Education

Page: 216

View: 357

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.
Categories: Education

Learning Design

Learning Design

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

ISBN: 3540228144

Category: Computers

Page: 412

View: 719

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.
Categories: Computers

Designing and Improving Courses and Curricula in Higher Education

Designing and Improving Courses and Curricula in Higher Education

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

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: UOM:39015014457967

Category: Education

Page: 279

View: 463

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.
Categories: Education

Resources in education

Resources in education

Emphasized are the technical aspects of developing the unit, especially in a
developing nation. ... An evaluation of the program's effectiveness showed that: (
1) the regular CAI program for mathematics and reading was more ... Available
from—Office for Educational Practice, Raithby House, University of Guelph,
Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1G 2W1 ($16.50). ... Others Designing and Writing of
Distance Education Materials for Basic Education and Development Training
Programmes.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:30000010537011

Category: Education

Page:

View: 727

Categories: Education

Leading the e Learning Transformation of Higher Education OP

Leading the e Learning Transformation of Higher Education  OP

... merger or connections between faculty development centers, teaching
research centers, and the expertise developed in instructional design units of
online learning programs. Creating an effective learning design and evaluating
the success ...

Author: Gary E. Miller

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781579227982

Category: Education

Page: 270

View: 192

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.
Categories: Education

New Directions for Higher Education

New Directions for Higher Education

The evaluation unit designs and conducts a wide range of evaluation and data
collection activities , which are used both to assist in the design of a program (
formative evaluation ) and to assess the program effectiveness of course
materials ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015004036797

Category: Education, Higher

Page:

View: 806

Categories: Education, Higher

Advanced principles of effective e learning

Advanced principles of effective e learning

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

ISBN: 9781932886023

Category: Blended learning

Page: 299

View: 504

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.
Categories: Blended learning

Why Distance Learning

Why Distance Learning

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

ISBN: 157356530X

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 252

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.
Categories: Education

Designing Effective Instruction

Designing Effective Instruction

This process is applicable for designing instruction in public education , higher
education , and skills training . ... How would you answer this question : “ If you
were about to start planning a new unit in a course or training program , what
matter ...

Author: Gary R. Morrison

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015050006736

Category: Education

Page: 369

View: 413

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.
Categories: Education

Handbook of Research on Digital Information Technologies Innovations Methods and Ethical Issues

Handbook of Research on Digital Information Technologies  Innovations  Methods  and Ethical Issues

the Graduate Diploma in Training and Development are offered to educators,
university lecturers and industry trainers. ... These units focus on effective
teaching and learning strategies, program and curriculum development, and
adult learning principles, including ... Students in this program typically engage in
units which focus upon instructional design and development, effective
communication skills, ...

Author: Hansson, Thomas

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781599049717

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 574

View: 530

"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.
Categories: Business & Economics

Journal of Higher Education

Journal of Higher Education

... and Randomized Group design was used for the fulfilment of the objective 3.
Investigator was mainly interested in examining the relative effectiveness of the
three instructional strategies while learning the three selected units from the
course ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCLA:L0053321121

Category: Education, Higher

Page:

View: 327

Categories: Education, Higher

Current Index to Journals in Education

Current Index to Journals in Education

(Author/MSE) E.J.520 044 HE 534.946 The Changing Relationship Between the
State and Higher Education in the ... academic freedom, teaching and research,
employment policies, curriculum design, access to higher education, and funding
. ... and Development Centers; Administrative Organization; *Surveys; *Program
Effectiveness; Patents; Small Businesses; ... technology transfer units
investigated their organization, management, and perceived performance
effectiveness.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000068678708

Category: Education

Page:

View: 721

Serves as an index to Eric reports [microform].
Categories: Education

Course Design

Course Design

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

ISBN: UVA:X004910106

Category: Education

Page: 298

View: 669

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.
Categories: Education

Handbook of Research on Learning Design and Learning Objects Issues Applications and Technologies

Handbook of Research on Learning Design and Learning Objects  Issues  Applications  and Technologies

"This book provides an overview of current research and development activity in the area of learning designs"--Provided by publisher.

Author: Lockyer, Lori

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781599048628

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1018

View: 709

"This book provides an overview of current research and development activity in the area of learning designs"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Business & Economics

Faculty Development Evaluation in Higher Education

Faculty Development   Evaluation in Higher Education

Chances are , the new faculty will find more profit in the September course after
teaching for one or two years . ... distributed to participants in the Unit courses ,
which , after careful review , at times leads to modifications in course design or
program . ... To increase the Unit ' s effectiveness , this condition - - not dissimilar
to the condition of faculty development units at many universities - - needs
change .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X000761293

Category: College teaching

Page:

View: 826

Categories: College teaching

Designing and Assessing Courses and Curricula

Designing and Assessing Courses and Curricula

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: Robert M. Diamond

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: UCSC:32106018626918

Category: Education

Page: 321

View: 550

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. Plus, it features entirely new sections dealing with diversity, multi-culturalism, and technology. Also contains checklists, worksheets, tables, and figures to assist in the planning process. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Categories: Education

A Collection of Papers on Self study and Institutional Improvement 2004

A Collection of Papers on Self study and Institutional Improvement  2004

Organizational distinctiveness and effectiveness Higher Learning Commission.
Meeting. Charting the ... Unit heads addressed the quality of service and
programs they offered . For example ... How does the program meet the needs of
students from diverse backgrounds ? How has the unit ... The design team has
access to all unit reports and to the evaluative comments from administrators .
They will use ...

Author: Higher Learning Commission. Meeting

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39076002665359

Category: Educational evaluation

Page: 142

View: 498

Categories: Educational evaluation

Effective Strategies for Teaching in K 8 Classrooms

Effective Strategies for Teaching in K 8 Classrooms

The book maximizes instructional flexibility, reflects current educational issues, highlights recent research, and models best pedagogical practices.

Author: Kenneth D. Moore

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781452236698

Category: Education

Page: 336

View: 844

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.
Categories: Education