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.

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

 

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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 ...

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...

Joanna Mishtal
College of Sciences Joanna       Mishtal Having grown up in communist Poland, my memories of school days include intimidating oral exams in front of the class, punitive pop quizzes, severe discipline, and a symbolic barrier between student and teacher. After more than 20 years in the United States, these memories remind me of the kind of teacher I do n...