Course Design

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Assessment - the website for all your assessment needs: student learning outcomes, measures, rubrics, teaching effectiveness, and more.

Course Planning - resources and worksheets on desiging a course with an eye toward program integration, defined goals, measurable objectives, and aligned assessments. For online course planning, visit the pedagogy link at the Center for Distributed Learning.

Learning Theories - information on theories and how instructors can utilize them to maximize student learning potential.

Syllabus - tips for syllabus construction, including Provost's requirements, resources, sample statements, templates, and more.

Teaching Methods - an overview of different methods and modes of instructions, including tips on effective lecturing, collaboration, and active learning.

UCF Policies - information from the UCF Policies and Procedures Manual that is directly relevant for your teaching and classroom experiences.

Universal Design for Learning– an annotated bibliography on the principles of UDL, example course materials, tips for creating accessible documents, and more.

Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives - this overview explains how Bloom's Taxonomy can be useful for determining both course goals and appropriate assessments, and may also be used to write effective test questions.

 

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Peter Jacques
College of Sciences Peter  Jacques My teaching philosophy is simple: cultivate what works for students! Executing this philosophy is decidedly more difficult than just saying it, but my goal is to engage students in the classroom in a way that effectively helps them learn. Long lectures do not appear to be as effective as we used to think (thoug...

Kristen Schellhase
College of Health & Public Affairs Kristen Schellhase Be Prepared Plan lectures, labs and exams well in advance. The more organized the educator is, the more organized the student can be. The class syllabus should have a deliberate direction. All assignments should lead to further understanding of the material. Preparation includes making sure that the direction and...

John Schultz
College of Sciences John  Schultz As a teacher, I believe my role is to generate excitement and interest in the classroom and to challenge students by providing a dynamic and experiential learning experience. Experiential learning not only increases student interest by building a learning community in the classroom, but also increases student unde...