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Course Design

Course design, fundamentally, is a systematic process and methodology that allows teachers and trainers at all levels and in various educational contexts, especially higher education, to plan and structure courses and syllabi to reach instructional goals or course outcomes. There are several course design models including, but not limited to, the ADDIE model, universal design (UD), and backward course design. Effective course design encompasses the answers to three primary questions: What do you want students to learn and remember because of this course, what do you want students to understand after this course, and what skills do you want students to develop in this course? Universities, globally, have made course design a topic of emphasis for staff and faculty. This entry provides an overview of ...

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