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Teaching Guides

  • How Students Learn

    Faculty often begin course design by focusing on the course content—what to teach. It is equally important to conside​r what students need to learn, and how learning works in general.
  • Course Design

    Good course design requires good planning, from identifying student learning outcomes, to choosing appropriate learning experiences and constructing a syllabus.

  • Instructional Methods

    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.

  • Assignment Design

    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 Grading

    Feedback and grades are the primary means of communicating to your students how they are performing in your class.

  • Learning Activities

    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.

  • Online Teaching

    This page provides a variety of resources and guides to help you expand your online teaching skill set and improve the design of your online courses.​
  • Technology Tools

    Learn more about i​nstructional technological tools that are available to DePaul faculty.

  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

    The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) is a growing discipline dedicated to taking teaching and learning as serious intellectual work.
  • Reflective Practice

    Reflecting on our work enables us to engage in a process of lifelong learning and incremental improvement in our teaching practices.

  • Teaching in a Global Classroom

    Resources for engaging international students and teaching in a global classroom.​

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Instructional Design & Development Blog

Visit the Instructional Design and Development blog for articles addressing the intersection of technology and learning at DePaul.

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