Course Design Process
Effective course design is a continuous improvement process that includes five interconnected components. The design process generally starts with analyzing and identifying desired, measureable learning outcomes that support program objectives. The deliberate design of learning experiences along with assessment will help to shape the optimal learning environment. As faculty regularly measure learning outcomes, the instructional design can be revised in the interest of achieving the optimal experiences for students. The course design components are presented below in Figure 2 which illustrates the interconnectivity of these components.
The following is an example that outlines the effective course design components in a Management Information Systems (MIS) course.