Course development

Course Guides are an important responsibility of course coordinators. A course guide describes for students the course they are enrolled in, particularly in relation to learning outcomes, learning activities and assessment tasks. It is a way of formally documenting and clearly communicating to students the expectations for the successful completion of the course, and provides the staff member with a solid reference point to guide their teaching and their students’ learning.

The key to a good course guide is constructive alignment. This involves the balance and alignment of learning outcomes, teaching activities and assessment. Each of these elements must relate to and interconnect with the other.



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