Once you’ve laid out your course/class design, you will implement your design and related lesson plans in a classroom, learning management system, or other instructional space. To ensure that you’ve fostered a productive learning environment, view our tips in the menu to the right. We elaborate on related concepts below.
Course planning timeline
- To run a productive course, check this list of things you should consider several months before, just prior, during, and after your course.
- If you want learners to be engaged, motivated contributors, they need a sense that they’re critical members in a learning community.
Motivating learners to read
- We often hear “they don’t do the reading.” Though a valid concern, there are options to help students view readings as direct learning devices.
- To set the tone, maintain a productive pace, and manage challenges, it’s paramount to consider your classroom management style.
Group work best practices
- Do you want learners to really work together or just combine their work? To foster a group work culture, consider things such as how you introduce group work, team formation, team planning, and holistic assessment.
Encouraging academic integrity
- We have a range of strategies and tools at our disposal to help learners gain familiarity with the concept of academic integrity and to generate authentic work.
- Do you ask your learners to self-reflect? This can be a useful tool in fostering self-directed learning.