Introducing the Backwards Design Approach to Course Design

As part of the Georgia Tech Remote Teaching Academy for faculty, members of the Center for Teaching and Learning faculty created a variety of short videos on key topics related to remote teaching. All of the videos can be found on the Remote Teaching Academy Canvas site. We will highlight the videos in this series of posts over the next few weeks as well. Visit the CTL Keep Teaching site for extensive resources for teaching remotely. CTL faculty are also available to talk, answer questions, and think through pedagogical approaches with you. Request a chat here.

In this video, Dr. Carol Subino Sullivan, Assistant Director for Faculty Teaching and Learning Initiatives in the Center for Teaching and Learning, discusses how to design a course with the learning objectives top of mind. When course development starts with learning objectives rather than content, you can target all further activities – from assignments to active learning strategies to content – to making sure students can achieve the objectives you have set for them.

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