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Course Objectives and Learning Design

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Now that you have considered your Learning Outcomes, you can think about your learning design. For the purposes of the assignment, you will be asked to give a broad summary and a few specific examples. Remind yourself of Course design theories and models you can use.

You will probably have a good idea of the overall structure of your course by now. Think about how the structure helps learners to achieve the Learning Outcomes. If you were to summarise the content of course in a single sentence, perhaps if you were making some publicity for the course or the landing page of the course website, how would you describe it?

What are the objectives of the course? Remember that objectives are different from Learning Outcomes – one way to think about objectives is to answer the question from an imaginary learner: why should I join this course, what is being taught in this course?

Next, think in more detail about one of the learning activities on your course, such as a workshop or practical. In your assignment you will be asked for detail on just one activity, and you will need to explain your reasons for your design choices, particularly how the activity will support learners in achieving the Learning Outcomes. You might want to look back at some of the examples and case studies in week 2 where you heard about and discussed details of designing learning activities.

Please use the discussion area to ask questions about this section of your assignment.

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