Designing Effective and Innovative Courses
Are you interested in having us offer a course design workshop at your institution? If so, please contact Barbara Tewksbury at email@example.com.
Try Our Online Course Design Tutorial
This tutorial was developed as a web-only version of the popular On the Cutting Edge workshop on effective and innovative course design. While the workshop was originally designed for geoscience faculty, the tutorial provides examples from many disciplines, including those outside the sciences, and offers an easy-to-apply strategy for designing courses in any discipline. A synopsis of the tutorial is available.
For Faculty Developers
We now have a complete description of how we run our course design workshops, including links to all of the materials we use to run our workshops, a detailed schedule, tips for adapting or adopting our workshop format, and suggestions for how to use our course design tutorial with faculty.
Course Goals and Syllabus Database
This database houses a growing collection of course descriptions and syllabi in the geosciences contributed by faculty who have attended the Cutting Edge workshop. The data base also provides access to several complete courses, including activities and assignments.
You may contribute your course description, goals, and syllabus to the database by going to our submission form in Teach the Earth.
Course Design Workshop Websites
Course design workshop for 2012: A virtual workshop held March-October, 2012, Designing Effective and Innovative Courses in Mineralogy, Petrology, and Geochemistry.
The following web sites provide information on Cutting Edge Course Design workshops held in previous years.
Join the Discussion
Share insight, ask questions or network with other faculty with the email list. The email list link will also provide access to the email list archives or allow you to unsubscribe.
If you have questions about On the Cutting Edge Course Design resources, please contact Barbara Tewksbury (firstname.lastname@example.org).
This material is part of On the Cutting Edge, a professional development program for current and future geoscience faculty. On the Cutting Edge is sponsored by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers with funding provided by a grant from the National Science Foundation-Division of Undergraduate Education. On the Cutting Edge is part of the Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE).