Find your [Course Content Summary]().
Consider what students should learn in your course. Make a list of objectives. Choose and work on one objective at a time.
Sample Course Objectives:
- Math 151: Perform operations on sets and Venn diagrams and solve problems utilizing set operations.
- English 112: Recognize and employ different parts of an argument including concession, refutation and confirmation.
For help with writing assignments corresponding to your Course Objectives, see [Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives]().
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Think about a few face-to-face or online Learning Activities that you typically use in class. Make a list.
Sample Learning Activities:
Lecture, class discussion, writing workshop, peer review, exercises, drill and practice, case studies; simulations, debates, student presentations and/or lab work problem solving.
Blending Face-to-Face and/or OnlineOnce you decide on your objective and have a few learning activities in mind, think about how you will blend the instruction effectively through face-to-face and/or online activities. Face-to-face and online learning activities should be integrated and interwoven, feeding back and supporting one another (see Comparison Worksheet).
Sequence the Blend
Divide learning activities into discreet sections:
- before class (online)
- during class (face-to-face)
- after (online)
During Face-to-Face Class
- Engage students during class with activities, questions, discussions, group work, etc.
- Keep your lectures to a minimum -- 10-15 mini-lectures.
After Face-to-Face Class
Create assignments for student reflection and contact with material:
- short writing assignments
- homework problems
- online quizzes
- test questions
Sample Redesign Transformation: English 112
Recognize and employ different parts of an argument including concession.
- Different Learning Activities That Can Be Used to Achieve the Objective:
Face-to-Face or Online/The Blend:
- Mini-lecture on the “concession” in an argument
- Reading assignment on “concession” examples in editorial arguments
- Class discussion on reading about “concession”
- Class debate practice arguing and “concession”
- Writing assignment on a “concession” and peer review
- Face-to-Face mini-lecture on the “concession” in an argument (ex. short lecture so you can answer questions and clear up possible confusion and see their faces/eye contact)
- Online: Reading assignment and online discussion: “concession” examples (out of class assigned reading and online discussion)
- Face-to-Face class debate: (face to face – students assigned sides in class; play devil’s advocate; practice their “concessions”)
- Online reflection (students write reflection on the face-to-face debate on a discussion board)
- Homework: Writing assignment on the “concession”part of their argument
- Face-to-Face writing assignment due (face-to-face peer review of their “concession”)