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Good course design requires good planning, from identifying student learning outcomes, to choosing appropriate learning experiences and constructing a syllabus.
Instructional methods—that is to say, the different forms that instruction can take—range from the traditional lecture-based approach to to facilitating discussions, collaborative learning activities, and more.
Designing effective assignments--much like designing effective courses--requires careful planning, with particular attention to how each assignment relates to your students' learning outcomes.
Feedback and grades are the primary means of communicating to your students how they are performing in your class.
When designing learning activities for your course, carefully consider how each activity aids your students in achieving the learning outcomes you've established for the course.
Learn more about instructional technological tools that are available to DePaul faculty.
Reflecting on our work enables us to engage in a process of lifelong learning and incremental improvement in our teaching practices.
Visit the Instructional Design and Development blog for articles addressing the intersection of technology and learning at DePaul.