What Do We Do?
We offer both WORKSHOPS and an ONLINE COURSE for college teachers on Integrated Course Design, a special way of designing courses that lead to greater student engagement and better student learning. The conceptual framework for these workshops and courses is based on Dee Fink’s book, “Creating Significant Learning Experiences.” (Jossey-Bass, Updated Edition, 2013).
We offer campus-based workshops. For more information on these workshops, see the tab on "Workshops".
In 2012 we began offering an online course on "Designing Courses for Significant Learning". This offered anyone, anywhere, the opportunity to learn about the Taxonomy of Significant Learning and the model of Integrated Course Design (ICD).
In 2014, we modified this course to reduce the time and cost. The current version of the course lasts 2 weeks, costs $395, and is licensed out to Optimize Learning who offers it every month.
- This is a Facilitated Course which means each cohort of participants (usually 10-20) receives regular, individualized feedback on his or her work from an experienced Mentor.
For more information about the current operation of this course, see: http://www.optimizelearning.org.
Related Website for Online Resources
For those who desire additional resources on "course design", we offer a website that contains multiple resources, forms, examples of good course design, and a listserv - all aimed at helping people learn how to design their courses well. The URL for this website is: www.designlearning.org
Who Are We?
Dee Fink & Associates is a small company consisting of five experienced workshop leaders who have undergone extensive training on Integrated Course Design. Each of these individuals is available to lead campus-based workshops on this topic.
How Can You Arrange for a Campus Workshop?
Contact Dee Fink, head of Dee Fink & Associates, at: firstname.lastname@example.org. He can arrange for one of the Associates to lead a workshop on your campus. If you want to call him, his phone is: 405-364-6464.
How Do You Participate in the Online Course?
For information on how to participate as an individual yourself in the online course, or to enroll a group of faculty and/or staff from your campus, please go to the "Optimize Learning" website: www.optimizelearning.org. This is the company we (DF&A) have engaged to deliver this course.
"Integrated Course Design" Workshops Go International!
During the past several years, Dee Fink and Associates have been invited to lead course design workshops in:
South America: Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Uruguay
The Middle East: Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Lebanon
Europe: Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Estonia, Denmark, Norway
Asia: Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, China, Japan
Oceania: New Zealand, Australia