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Designing Your Courses

Even if you have extensive experience as a teaching assistant, or have taught as a lecturer, you have probably never designed a course from scratch. You will need to decide what to teach, how to organize that material, and how to assess whether your students are learning what you want them to learn. Here are resources to help you get started.
Images and text from Barb Tewksbury's Planetary Geology syllabus, courtesy of Barb Tewksbury.

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Cutting Edge Resources * Additional Resources * How People Learn * Integrating Research into Courses * Service Learning * Assessment


Cutting Edge Course Design Resources

On the Cutting Edge maintains a number of different kinds of course design resources:

Additional Resources on Course Design

From Rick Reis' Tomorrow's Professor Mailing List

On How People Learn

On Integrating Research into Courses

On Service Learning

On Assessment


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