OTEI Resources:The following tools can help you design a course:
Bloom's Verbs Use this list (link) of verbs to write student learning outcomes according to the revised Bloom’s Taxonomy.
7 E's Template An Instructional Model Template (7 E’s) for unit or lesson planning.
(Video based on OTEI workshop - 12:52) Learn how to focus your lessons with a one-sentence lesson plan. As faculty, we tend to focus too much on teaching and pack in too much content. The one-sentence lesson plan helps you focus on student learning by addressing three simple elements: the what, the how, and the why of your lesson.
A primer on the backward design approach to course design. (Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching)
Fink addresses research on how people learn; active learning; and how student engagement relates to student learning. This book provides conceptual and procedural tools for designing a course using a taxonomy of significant learning (based on Bloom’s Taxonomy) and research-based best practices for learning-centered teaching.
The Understanding by Design Guide to Advanced Concepts in Creating and Reviewing Units [ebook] – by Grant P. Wiggins and Jay McTighe (2012)
This book addresses course design using a backwards design approach that is most effective for student learning.
How People Learn II: Learners, Contexts, and Cultures [ebook] – by Committee on How People Learn II (2018)
This updated version of the 2000 report includes more recent research on how people learn throughout the lifespan and is a great resource for educators of both students and adults.