Designing a Course with Backward Design
From Aarya Basnet
In this session, participants learned about the three-step instructional design model that creates the learning experience with the end goals in mind. It starts by developing measurable course learning objectives, then moves to assessments, and finally course content (instructional materials and learning activities). Backward Course Design was created by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe to advocate for an approach that has instructors consider the learning goals of the course first. These learning goals embody the knowledge and skills instructors want their students to have learned when they leave the course. A recording of the session is forthcoming.