curriculum development

Incorporating Standard Learning Outcomes into Your Curriculum

Guest Contributor: Erin Doppke, Senior Instructional Designer, Cengage Learning Custom Solutions We all work with specific goals in mind, and teaching and learning are no different. However, sometimes we’re handed specific objectives that we’re required to work toward. That can present the struggle to balance keeping your work true to what you want it to be, and incorporating those goals organically as you go. Today on the blog, instructional designer Erin Doppke gives an overview of both learning outcomes (LOs) and standard learning outcomes (SLOs), and she shares some of her advice on how you can incorporate Read More…


Course Redesign: History, Success, and Recommendations

Guest Contributor: Elaine Gray, Appalachian State University. A Little History The National Center for Academic Transformation (NCAT) has gathered more than a decade’s worth of evidence and enthusiasm for what Peter Ewell, Vice President, National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, describes as “the most extensive demonstration to date of the effectiveness of fusing instructional technology and reconceptualized instructional practices.” The course redesign movement is credited with bringing about increased retention, high quality learning, and cost savings to higher education institutions. NCAT’s monograph Increasing Success for Underserved Students: Redesigning Introductory Courses provides a comprehensive overview of case studies from thirty colleges and universities Read More…