Implications for practice
- Unit design provides content that is sequenced and structured in a manner that enables students to achieve the stated learning outcomes.
- Unit design provides content that gives sufficient opportunities for students to develop graduate attributes and professional competencies/capabilities.
- The constructive alignment of the unit design is regularly reviewed.
Teaching support program (TSP). The program is aimed at staff who are interested in or responsible for unit design and focuses on unit mapping, digital tools and active learning.
Unit 1: Introduction
Unit 2: Things to consider before you start designing your course
- The key principles of quality online courses
- Organising your course
- Legal and ethical policies related to online learning
- Thinking about academic integrity
- Planning for accessibility and inclusive design
- Planning for diverse learners
Unit 4: Improving your online course designs
Designing learning activities includes a range of suggested learning activities and how to align these between assessment and the learning outcomes in a unit.
Biggs, J. B. & Tang, Catherine (2011). Teaching For Quality Learning At University (4th ed.).
While the whole book is relevant the following two chapters provide a lot of the background to the information presented in Session 1, Chapter 6: Constructively aligned teaching and assessment and Chapter 7: Designing intended learning outcomes.