Do I need to review my course design?
You should regularly review your course design to ensure a flexibility of delivery, whilst building resilience and sustainability for the future, this includes reviewing your content, activities and assessments, in line with the Key Principles for Blended Delivery. We recommend you start by reviewing your learning outcomes, to ensure your students will be able to achieve them no matter if they are studying online or on campus, followed by taking a storyboard approach to structuring your course and planning your activities and assessments.
- Learning Outcomes
Writing Learning Outcomes
You may find the following helpful if you need to revisit or refresh your Learning Outcomes
Other useful Learning Outcome resources
Storyboarding Your Course
Organise your teaching and learning material using a Storyboard, so that the material flows and there is some organised structure, which your students can recognise.
- Constructive Alignment
When designing your course, remember to think about constructive alignment, so do your learning outcomes align with your teaching and learning materials/activities and the assessment.
- University College Dublin: Using Biggs' Model of Constructive Alignment in Curriculum Design
- John Biggs' paper on Aligning teaching for constructing learning
- Video clip 'Course Design: constructive alignment
- Content Development
There is lots of good advice on the web about good course design and ideas for content creation, below are some suggestions:
- Course Design Guidelines, which includes making your material accessible and inclusive
- Create own materials, using applications such as Microsoft 365 with Word and PowerPoint
- Consider curating external materials, instead of your own, such as Open Education Resources (OERs) or links to videos.
- Record materials using Panopto
- Encourage student generated content
Remember to provide reading lists for your students, making effective use of Leganto Reading lists, which are integrated in to MyAberdeen course areas and provide seamless access to digital content held within our Library collections, allowing for a smoother and better student experience.
Other resources and tools: