Designing and Assessing Courses and Curricula: A Practical Guide / Edition 3

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Designing and Assessing Courses and Curricula reflects the most current knowledge and practice in course and curriculum design and connects this knowledge with the critical task of assessing learning outcomes at both course and curricular levels. This thoroughly revised and expanded third edition of the best-selling book positions course design as a tool for educational change and contains a wealth of new material including new chapters, case examples, and resources.

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Editorial Reviews

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"A unique book and an excellent book written by an author of unparalleled reputation. Of all the literature on course and curriculum design I have red, none comes close to the level of advice provided in these pages. Highly recommended for faculty at every level." (Howard B. Altman, director, linguistics program, University of Louisville)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470261347
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/11/2008
  • Series: CourseSmart Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 279,304
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert M. Diamond was president of the National Academy for Academic Leadership and professor emeritus at Syracuse University.

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Table of Contents



About the Authors.


1. A Learning-Centered Approach to Course and CurriculumDesign.

2. The Expanding Role of Faculty in Accreditation andAccountability.

3. Staying Informed.

4. Scholarship and Faculty Rewards.

5. An Introduction to the Model and Its Benefits.

6. Diagramming.


7. Making the Decision to Go Ahead.

8. Getting Started.

9. Linking Goals, Courses, and Curricula.

10. Gathering and Analyzing Essential Data.

11. Thinking in the Ideal.

12. Adjusting from the Ideal to the Possible.

13. Clarifying Instructional Goals and Learning Outcomes.

14. Designing and Implementing Your Assessment Plan: Overviewand Assessing a Curriculum.

15. Designing and Implementing Your Assessment Plan: Assessing aCourse.


16. Designing the Learning Experience: The Research on Teachingand Learning.

17. Designing the Learning Experience: Your InstructionalOptions.

18. Using Technology to Support Learning.

Wallace Hannum.

19. Distance Learning.

Wallace Hannum.

20. Meeting the Needs of Adult Learners.

G. Roger Sell.

21. Addressing Diversity.

G. Roger Sell.

22. Developing a Learning-Centered Syllabus.


23. Using Your Data: Curriculum and Course Revision.

24. Learning from Experience.




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