(OMSW) The Course Design Process
Introduction: The Course Design Process
Photo by Matthew D'Agostino, University of Maryland Baltimore
Source: IDEA Team, University of Maryland School of Social Work
How to Align a Course While Using Backward Design
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Another aspect of aligning the elements of a course that is not a specific step in Backward Design, but that's still crucial for alignment, is to consider the alignment of technologies that are used.
These technologies (including types of media) should be noted in your Course Planning Document with the respective elements that they'll be used with. In Dr. Meyer's Course Planning Document, for example, it's specified in the Assessments/Activities column that a Poll Everywhere quiz is used, and in the Learning Resources column that the quiz is included in a VoiceThread lecture.
This three-minute video about alignment and backward design provides a great overview about this whole process, and is particularly helpful for considering two things: what makes an assessment or activity be aligned with a learning outcome, and what makes a technology aligned with a learning outcome.