Planning the Content

Planning the Content

A critical aspect of teaching is designing the learning experience. Great courses don’t just happen – they are designed! The content is what is being taught. It includes all the ideas, concepts, information, knowledge, processes, and procedures to be conveyed and presented to students. When designing a learning experience it is important to take time to explicitly identify what will be taught as well as search for appropriate source materials.

Guiding Questions

  • What key concepts or ideas are important to designing an effective course?
  • What tools are available to me to use as I plan my course?
  • Where can I go to learn more?

Download Handbook (1.1 M)

Planning Your Content Toolbox

  • Planning the Content Handbook
  • Course Grading Worksheet
  • Course Outcome Mapping Template
  • Credit Hour Analysis
  • Finding Materials Worksheet
  • Learning Experience Designer Outline
  • Quality Matters Online Syllabus Template
  • Syllabus Checklist

Planning Your Content Toolbox (1.3 M zip)