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 designing 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.

Flippping the Classroom - this is to assist in navigating the basics of the flipped teaching methodology.

 

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Rudy McDaniel
College of Arts and Humanities Rudy McDaniel Father Guido Sarducci, a character famously portrayed by comedian Don Novello in the Saturday Night Live sketch The Five Minute University, makes the claim that the average college graduate remembers only five minutes worth of material five years after graduation. Rather than really learning, he says, these stude...

Terry Thaxton
College of Arts & Humanities Terry Thaxton I am a teacher of creative writing, dedicated to UCF, its students, and our community. My teaching, research, and service converge on writing a rigorous discipline and as an impetus for social change.   My first priority is creating an atmosphere in which students want to learn the craft of writing. I want ...

Kristin G. Congdon
College of Arts and Humanities Kristin G. Congdon My approach to education is informed by my early and ongoing experiences teaching in a variety of settings. Besides working in public schools (elementary, middle, and high school), I have also taught art in correctional facilities, residential treatment centers, museums, Elderhostels and retirement homes. My stude...