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About this Course

When delivering a course or training, have you ever felt that you had the best knowledge of your subject content, but your learners were still unable to achieve the desired skills and knowledge you were aiming for? This means that you need to re-assess and re-evaluate how to deliver your content knowledge to best be able to meet your learners needs and help them achieve the course/training goals. The first step to do this, is develop a robust and learner-centered course design!

Is this course for you?

A higher education instructor/practitioner, trainer, training designer, curriculum developer, K- 12 school teacher, teaching assistant, or anyone seeking to create a rich and impactful learning environment for their learner: if you belong to one of these roles or aspire to pursue them, this course is meant for you!

This comprehensive journey will take you from the foundational steps of crafting learning outcomes to designing assessments and guide you in discovering suitable tools and technologies to enhance your course using the constructive alignment approach. Whether you're just starting out or looking to improve your teaching practices, this course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to create engaging and compelling learning experiences.

What will you learn?

After taking this curriculum development training for teachers, you will be able to

  • Explain how learning works and is supported through a constructively aligned course.
  • Write effective and measurable learning outcomes for your course.
  • Develop a learner-centered assessment plan that aligns with course learning outcomes.
  • Develop teaching and learning activities that align with the course's assessments and learning outcomes.
  • Identify meaningful ways to integrate technology into a course to support learning.
  • Identify and describe the components of a learner-centered course outline.
  • Time Duration 19 hours
  • Difficulty level Advanced
  • No classes required 100% Online
  • Prerequisites None
  • Language English
  • Self-Paced
  • Full Lifetime Access

Offered By

LUMSx

LUMSx is the center for online learning and professional development at LUMS. It extends LUMS’ excellence in teaching and research beyond its borders by leveraging technology and innovative pedagogy.

Instructors

  • lums
    Dr. Launa Gauthier Adjunct Professor, School of Education Senior Advisor, Learning Institute LUMS
  • GCU
    Mr. Talha Dogar
    Head of Educational Development & Strategic Initiatives
    Learning Institute LUMS

Outline

Block 1: Welcome to Course Design and Development

    This Block serves as your gateway to an engaging and experiential learning journey. In this Block, we will set clear expectations for the course journey ahead and provide guidance on navigating through the modules and resources effectively.

  • 8 units
  • 1 hour to complete

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Block 2: Learning Outcomes and Constructive Alignment

In this Block, you will gain a deep understanding of how learning works as you explore the four essential building blocks needed to create a constructively aligned course. You will learn how to differentiate between course-level learning outcomes and lesson-level objectives. In addition to this, you will apply Bloom’s Taxonomy to develop a refined list of course-level learning outcomes that are specific, action-oriented, and clearly stated. At the end of this Block, you will also engage in a peer review assessment activity where you will review your peers’ learning outcomes and get your learning outcomes assessed by them.

  • 23 units
  • 3 hours to complete

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Block 3: Planning Assessments for Your Course

In this Block, you will explore the critical role of assessments in the learning process. You will identify 3 different types of assessments and understand the pivotal role of feedback in enhancing the student learning outcomes. You will also engage in a hands-on activity of designing a formative assessment and will learn how to strategically plan assessments for a constructively aligned course.

  • 25 units
  • 3 hours 30 minutes to complete

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Block 4: Planning Teaching and Learning Activities

In this Block, you will learn about 6 key performances that can serve to create engaging instructional experiences and facilitate meaningful learning. In addition, you will also develop teaching and learning activities that constructively align with the assessments and learning outcomes of your course.

  • 25 units
  • 4 hours 30 minutes to complete

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Block 5: Planning Your Course Structure and Storyboard

In this Block, you will explore the critical aspects of planning your course structure and creating a storyboard. You will learn how to evaluate the appropriateness of different course structures and select the most suitable one for your course. You will be able to effectively map out key performances onto your chosen course structure to ensure constructive alignment with your learning outcomes.

  • 14 units
  • 3 hours to complete

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Block 6: Technology Integration in Teaching and Learning

This Block focuses on leveraging the power of technology and integrating it meaningfully into your course. You will explore a wide range of technological tools and determine how they can be integrated in instructional practices to enhance teaching and student experiences in the classroom.

  • 8 units
  • 1 hour to complete

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Block 7: A Learner-Centered Course Outline

In this Block, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the various components that make up an effective learner-centered course outline. You will also develop the skills to write a compelling and informative course description that captures the essence of your course. This Block will also contain a peer-graded assessment where you will be able to share your final course plan with your peers and gain valuable insights from their feedback.

  • 13 units
  • 3 hours to complete

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Enrollment Options

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Price Free PKR 9,599
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Shareable certificate upon completion
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Shareable Certificate

Upon completion of this online curriculum design and development course, you receive a signed certificate from the institute. You can share this certificate in the certifications section of your LinkedIn profile, on printed resumes, CVs, or other documents.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Instalments

You can purchase this course by paying the amount in two instalments.

  1. Sign up on the ilmX platform from this link.
  2. Next, send an email to support@ilmx.org with the subject "Applying for Instalments". Please mention the course name you are interested in purchasing and your email id that you used to register on the platform.
  3. Our team will get back to you in 48hrs. They will share bank account details and the first instalment amount.
  4. Make the payment and share the bank receipt screenshot in the same email thread.
  5. If the course has a free track then you will be enrolled in that track and given full access to the course once you make the second payment within 30 days.
  6. If the course does not have a free track then you will be given access to the course once you make the second payment within 30 days.

Note: Please make sure to pay the second instalment no later than 30 days.

Student Discount

If you are a student then you can avail 15% discount on this course. if a discount is already running on the course then this discount will be applied on the discounted course price.

  1. Sign up on the ilmX platform from this link.
  2. Next, send an email to support@ilmx.org with the subject "Student Discount". Please mention the course name you are interested in purchasing, your email id that you used to register on the platform, your CNIC, your most recent semester challan fee, and your university/school ID.
  3. Our team will get back to you in 48hrs after confirming your details. They will share bank account details and the discounted amount that you have to pay for the course.
  4. Make the payment and share the bank receipt screenshot in the same email thread.
  5. Within 24hrs of confirmation, our team will enroll you in the course and you will receive an enrollment email.

Note: You can avail this discount even if you have opted for instalment payment method. This discount is not offered during Pre-launch Sale.

LUMS Staff Discount

If you are a member of the LUMS staff you can avail 10% discount on this course. if a discount is already running on the course then this discount will be applied on the discounted course price.

  1. Sign up on the ilmX platform from this link.
  2. Next, send an email to support@ilmx.org with the subject "LUMS Staff Discount". Please mention the course name you are interested in purchasing, your email id that you used to register on the platform, and a picture of your LUMS employee ID card.
  3. Our team will get back to you in 48hrs after confirming your details. They will share bank account details and the discounted amount that you have to pay for the course.
  4. Make the payment and share the bank receipt screenshot in the same email thread.
  5. Within 24hrs of confirmation, our team will enroll you in the course and you will receive an enrolment email.

Note: You can avail this discount even if you have opted for instalment payment method. This discount is offered during Pre-launch Sale.

This course is designed for professionals in academia, instructors, trainers, and educators involved in course design and development for higher education and training settings. It is suitable for individuals looking to enhance their knowledge and skills in creating effective and engaging courses.
No prior experience in course design or teaching is required. This course caters to learners with varying levels of expertise, from beginners to experienced professionals. The course will provide you with the necessary foundational knowledge and practical techniques to excel in course design and development.
This is a self-paced course. The recommended duration to complete the 19 hours of course material is 4-5 weeks. The course consists of engaging learning materials and interactive activities that will guide you through the course journey.
For peer review assessment activities, you will be required to grade 2 of your peers’ work and similarly you will receive a grade based on your peers’ assessment of your work. The peer review activity will appear twice in the course, once at the beginning and once at the end. The course includes a video explaining how to use the peer assessment tool in Block 2.
Yes, you have to watch all the videos to complete this course.
The course planner is a digital tool that will help you build your course plan throughout the course. Since designing a course is an iterative process, you will be able to access your course planner and make changes at any given time before submitting it for peer review in the last Block, Block 7.
This course is self-paced, allowing you to learn at your own convenience. However, you will have access to an online discussion forum where you can interact with fellow learners and share insights.

The course will provide you with a variety of resources, including instructional videos, additional readings, practical examples, templates, and tools. These resources will support your learning journey and help you apply the concepts and principles to your own course development.

Absolutely! Collaboration is encouraged throughout the course. You will have the opportunity to engage in peer discussions, provide feedback on each other's work, and learn from the diverse perspectives and experiences of your fellow learners.
Your progress for the course is always saved in your ilmX account. Whenever you log in again, you will be able to proceed from where you left off.
Yes, you will have continued access to the course materials and resources even after completing the course. This allows you to revisit the content whenever needed and reinforce your understanding of course design principles.
You will need to go through all the units and attain a 70% grade in assessments to pass the course and get a certificate.
Please forward any queries to our team on the chat widget or email your query to us at support@ilmx.org. We will only be responding to technical support queries. Content related queries cannot be entertained at the moment.
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