This guide presents a bird's eye view of teaching for instructors looking for a fast start. Become familiar with the foundations of creating your course and engaging your students.
This online course development guide offers an informal self-paced approach. While there is some sequencing, we encourage you to explore. Set aside six to eight hours to work your way through. We've included videos and readings to broaden your view of teaching & learning and recommendations for best teaching practice. Look for the downloadable worksheets and examples to help you start planning your courses. Some information has been summarized, but we encourage you to visit the sources.
Each section offers resources and recommendations to guide your course development. Follow along!
Getting Started - You're here now!
Designing Your Course
Putting It Together
Engaging Your Students
Expanding Your Practice
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Introduction to Engaging and Motivating Students
Driving Question: In what ways was your education different from that being described by the professors in this video?
With the shift towards student-centered, or driven, learning, students must rethink and adjust their learning. Although our responsibilities as educators doesn't change, how we support that learning - or go about teaching - must be reconsidered.
Education has shifted from a teacher-centered mode to a student-centered mode. This entails a new way of thinking about much of what we do. The attached table contrasts these changes through criteria such as relationships, assessment, and knowledge.