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.

 

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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...

Michael Strawser
College of Arts and Humanities Michael Strawser All true education and edification (or Bildung, which nicely captures the meanings of both words) is based on respect, and I am thankful to have consistently scored highest in this category on my student perception of instruction forms. There are several ways that I try to respect my students, perhaps the most im...

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 ...