Designing Our Courses
How do you put together a course in a virtual or “blended” setting—where some students might be in class and others might be online? Below are links to several resources—including vide of two fairly comprehensive W&L workshops. In the end, there are plenty of options. The key is to choose models that feel right for your courses, your students, and your style of teaching. Then stick with them.
Four Models for HiFlex Course Design
Seven Models for Fall Instruction
These models come from Clemson University. Only explore if you’re comfortable having your head explode.
Spring Term Course Design Workshops at W&L
Four videos and related powerpoint from our pre-Spring Term workshop on how to put together an experiential course.
Particular topics include:
- Creating Effective Course Goals;
- Structuring Our Courses;
- Building Community; and
- Managing the Course to Maintain Our Sanity.
Three Models for Blended Instruction
Check out these different models outlined by Gary Hawkins of Warren Wilson College. He also includes a weekly sketch of what each model would look like in practice.