Principles and Frameworks

Community of Inquiry (CoI) Framework

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Introduction to Writing Objectives

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This tutorial covers everything you need to write measurable learning objectives. It covers objective structure and components such as levels of achievement and conditions of performance, the use of Bloom’s Taxonomy,  and common pitfalls to avoid when writing objectives. 

Introduction to Understanding by Design (Backward Design)

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This tutorial describes an approach to a module or lesson design using the Understanding by Design framework (Backward Design) by Wiggins and McTighe. You will learn about the three stages of Backward Design, starting with Stage 1 – Identifying End Results, followed by the Stage 2 – Determining Evidence, and lastly, Stage 3 – Planning Instruction.