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Your assignment explained


During the last two and a half weeks, you have learnt about the main elements of course design. We saw how to consider course context, and the main challenges before embarking on design and development. We spoke briefly about planning for course delivery and evaluation. You also read, watched and discussed different case studies, different genomics and bioinformatics courses organised in diverse contexts, for specific audiences in various formats. The case studies were there for you to help you think about the best ways of designing, developing and delivering the course in your particular case – i.e. learn from others’ experiences. It is now time to put into practice all the learning you acquired during the course so far, built on your previous knowledge and experience.

The type of writing

We ask you to write up your design of a short course or module of your choice, which you had a chance to work on throughout the course. This should not be longer than 500 words.

You will not be able to edit your work after submitting it so you might find it easiest to write it offline and then paste it into FutureLearn.

Why completing the assignment will be beneficial to you and help you achieve learning outcomes

Writing your ideas down is never easy – considering and including all the aspects of your course design in a concise form, is a difficult but very important part of the overall course planning. This assignment will enable you to share your design with others and build on it once you are back to your original setting. This will be the ‘core’ of your future course or module. So, in this assignment, you are given the opportunity to practise your newly acquired skills, and to produce something useful for your future practice or study. Getting feedback from other fellow learners will help you improve it further, so that you can come out of this course with an even more polished design.

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