Introduction

Below are resources with information on designing and teaching courses. These sites emphasize the importance of planning, specifically, of aligning course learning objectives, assessment instruments, and instructional strategies. Although each has its unique perspective, they all lay out steps and choices to be made in designing and teaching a course.

Resources

Design & Teach a Course
Carnegie Mellon University Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence and Educational Innovation
This site has a section on aligning assessments and objectives that includes a chart that relates objectives to appropriate assessment instruments and instructional strategies.

Designing Your Course
Cornell University Center for Teaching Excellence
This site has information of both designing and redesigning courses; it includes sections on flipping the classroom, creating a syllabus, universal design, and incorporating diversity.

The Barnard College Center for Engaged Pedagogy
This site has an extensive guide to online pedagogy strategies.

Teaching Principles
Carnegie Mellon University Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence and Educational Innovation
This sit presents a set of principles can make teaching both more effective and more efficient, by creating the conditions that support student learning and minimize the need for revising materials, content, and policies.

Harvard University Teach This site provides principles and basic tips for remote teaching. They provide general advice as well as differentiating between the different teaching styles: lecture, case, small group discussion, and hands-on.

Designing a Course
Washington University in St. Louis Center for Teaching and Learning
This site has specific information for first time instructors as well as on developing and syllabus and using class time effectively.

Principles & Frameworks
Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching 
This site contains a great deal of information on aspects of course design, including underlying principles and conceptual frameworks.

Course Workload Estimator
Rice University
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This site describes and explains a tool that was developed to help instructors estimate the amount of time students will spend on common academic tasks. It is based on certain assumptions about students’ skills, but these parameters can be adjusted.