No matter where you are starting, the following resources can help guide you through the process:
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Course Design Tutorial
This online tutorial provides a directed and sequential approach and mimics the process of the face-to-face, 4-day course design institute developed under an NSF grant by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers. While many examples of the process are from geoscience courses, there are links out to examples in other disciplines. No matter what your course topics are, the process is generic and can be helpful in your decision-making regarding course design.
Integrated Course Design – Self-Directed Guide
Depending on how much time and interest you have, Dee Fink, the former director of the Instructional Development Program at University of Oklahoma, has created 2 abbreviated versions of his text Creating Significant Learning Experiences: An Integrated Approach to Designing College Courses (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2003). The 7-page version is Integrated Course Design, IDEA PAPER #42. A more in-depth version is Fink’s A Self-Directed Guide to Designing Courses for Significant Learning.