This installment in the @5min Video series is on: "Course Alignment: What’s All the Fuss About?"
Description: This presentation introduces the concept of “course alignment,” its importance to teaching and learning, and how to approach this process. The positive impact of a well-aligned course can be far reaching for instructors and students alike, leading to maximum student learning with a greater chance that students will achieve the intended course goals.
In this recording, I’ll discuss the idea and intent of course alignment, which results in a course “blueprint” (i.e., design) to develop the Course Syllabus and the course itself. You’ll see a visual depiction of the course alignment process and how the components build upon each other in a real-world academic scenario. Towards the end of the presentation, you’ll also have the opportunity to apply these concepts in two culminating practice exercises where you will evaluate the alignment of selected course elements.
Please Note: If you have not yet viewed the “Bloom’s Taxonomy: How Does It Fit Into Your Course” 5min. video, I encourage you to do so to better prepare you for the "Course Alignment" recording. This presentation introduces Bloom’s Taxonomy for writing effective, well-formed course learning objectives and is integral to course alignment. Go to: http://bit.ly/LUCa0c.
Panopto (narrated PowerPoint) and Microphone
“Course Alignment” Panopto Video (narrated PowerPoint; 16 mins.) - http://bit.ly/NUajOa
- Panopto PowerPoint presentation (PDF with Notes): https://www.dropbox.com/s/kpmly1xhm47mdqf/Course_Alignment.pdf
- Blumberg, P. (2009). Maximizing learning through course alignment and experience with different types of knowledge. Innovative Higher Education (34)2, p. 93-103. Retrieved from ERIC database, http://www.springerlink.com/content/4367075443412137/fulltext.pdf
- University of Central Florida and the American Association of State Colleges and
Universities (n.d.). Blended learning toolkit: Course blueprint. Retrieved
- University of Colorado, Center for Faculty Development (2007). Assessment &
instructional alignment (tutorial). Retrieved from
To view earlier resources created for this series, please see:
Hope you find this helpful. Please let me know if you have any questions/comments,