This 2-week facilitated online course is intended for a broad audience including faculty, adjunct instructors and instructional designers who wish to learn how to design courses that go beyond lecture, memorization, “teaching to the test” and other forms of “information in and information out.”
Instructors who have used the principles of Integrated Course Design provided in this course, in the design of their own courses report greater student engagement, more long-term significant learning, and increased instructor satisfaction for courses, whether those courses are delivered online, “face-to-face” or in “blended/hybrid” formats.
This is a small (typically 15-20 participants per section), 2-week, asynchronous course that does not require attendance at any live, real-time web meetings. However it is facilitated and does include some identified "due dates" for work within the two-week period [i.e., it is not self-paced]. This enables you to receive timely, personalized feedback on your work in the course. Participants should plan to invest approximately 8-10 hrs/week in completing all coursework and activities; this may be done evenings and weekends as well as during weekdays. The course is offered once each month (except December).
Faculty who recently took the new course made the following comments about it:
“This course is a must for anyone teaching higher education!”
“Overall the course was an excellent one.”
“Your feedback exemplified FIDeLity feedback and was spot on in pushing us to think more carefully about what we should be learning and how to apply it to our courses.”
“I appreciate the comments from the facilitators. I wasn't sure what a course facilitator would do but they turned out to be an important part of the course. The course itself is a nice example of the ICD model.”
Dee Fink & Associates has engaged Optimize Learning to deliver this course, "Designing Courses for Significant Learning", on its behalf.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE COURSE: Go to www.optimizelearning.org and click on the "Take a Course" tab at the top. This section offers information about the content and operation of the course as well as instructions on how to register for it.