Constructing Courses to Enhance Learning

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Constructing Courses to Enhance Learning is a level 7 compulsory course within the Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Learning and Teaching (GCTLT), delivered by CapableNZ at Otago Polytechnic, Aotearoa New Zealand.



Welcome and Introductions

Bronwyn Hegarty

The aim of this course is to help you to design flexible learner-centred courses and integrated programmes linking learning outcomes with activities, content and assessment. You will find out how to accommodate stakeholders' needs (e.g., learners, discipline, departmental, organisational, industry and professional bodies). You will experience a variety of learning methods and approaches in this course that you may wish to use in your course design.

The formal Constructing Courses to Enhance Learning course consists of 100 hours of interactive learning online. Individual and group sessions are offered. There is an expectation of independent study throughout the course.

  1. Course Outline - Semester 2, 2014PDF down.png.

To make a start click on the Getting Started tab in the header box at the top of this page. Informal learners are welcome to access the resources.


Course Aim

To assist participants to design flexible learner centred courses and integrated programmes linking outcomes with learning activities, content and assessment, and accommodate learner, discipline, departmental, organisational, and industrial or professional body needs.


Learning Outcomes

At the successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

1. Explore and critique learner centred educational design principles and models;
2. Articulate practice of integrated flexible course and programme design and delivery including an understanding of the involvement of stakeholders (both within and beyond the institution);
3. Apply the principles and processes of learner centred educational design and professional practices to an existing or new course with respect to the design, development, implementation and evaluation of the approach, critiquing each phase