USG Teaching and Learning Conference: Best Practices for Promoting Engaged Student Learning
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Thursday, April 14 • 11:00am - 11:45am
Engaging Students in Online Courses: Alignment Matters

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Kathy Dolan

Engaging online students in a meaningful way can be tricky. A well-designed and aligned course can make all the difference. In this interdisciplinary session we will explore the concept of alignment in online courses. We will discuss how course and module learning outcomes should be clear and measurable, how they should align with instructional materials, instructional design, and assessment, and how we can present this process to students in a helpful way. We will practice creating and evaluating meaningful, measurable course and module-level learning objectives. We will discuss ideas for accurately assessing learning outcomes- are we measuring what we say we want the students to learn? And we will share ideas for presenting materials and activities that support achievement of the stated learning outcomes. Participants will leave the session with a clear framework for strengthening alignment in their own courses.

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Kathy Dolan

Associate Professor, Georgia State University

Thursday April 14, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am EDT
Room V/W