UCITE session to discuss “Designing Courses for More Effective Learning”

When planning for the upcoming semester, many faculty members focus on what topics to cover and slip into thinking that the way to teach the subject is to follow the logic of topic sequence. But there are other, and better, ways to conceptualize the course to enable deeper understanding by students that lead to better learning outcomes.

Such planning comes under the heading of “backward design” or “idea-based design,” and involves starting from the desired end point.

At the next UCITE session, held Dec. 1 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Herrick Room of the Allen Memorial Library Building, participants will learn how to set about doing this and get started on this process for their own courses.

Pizza and sodas will be provided at this session; RSVP to ucite@case.edu.