Designing Student-Centered Courses (online)

Learn evidence-based practices for designing powerful learning outcomes, aligning all aspects of your course to support students in meeting those outcomes and planning a course welcome that ensures students are prepared to start strong in your online course.

Tuition: $600

More students than ever are learning online, and faculty need more than the technical basics—they must be fully prepared to use pedagogical approaches that enhance students’ online experience.

Built on the same evidence-based pedagogy outlined in ACUE’s Effective Practice Framework, ACUE’s microcredential course, Designing Student-Centered Courses (online), addresses the pedagogical approaches, as well as some technical basics, to help you design your online course and course materials that support student success. Please note that this is the same course as the microcredential course entitled, Designing Student-Centered Courses. The course materials cover both in-classroom and online course design.

This course is organized around seven competencies and takes approximately eight weeks to complete. You will learn with a professionally facilitated online cohort of faculty members, with whom you will share insights and ideas.

  • Establishing Powerful Learning Outcomes
  • Aligning Assessments with Course Outcomes
  • Aligning Activities and Assignments with Course Outcomes
  • Developing Fair, Consistent, and Transparent Grading Practices
  • Developing and Using Rubrics and Checklists
  • Preparing an Effective Syllabus

Educators who complete the requirements for this open enrollment course earn a microcredential in “Designing Student-Centered Courses.” This microcredential may be utilized in meeting partial requirements necessary to earn the American Council on Education (ACE) endorsed Certificate in Effective College Instruction.

Next course start dates:

  • January 23 for faculty of all types. Application deadline January 13.
  • March 20 for faculty of all types. Application deadline March 17.

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