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Program and Course Support

WMUx offers support to the campus community in each of the following areas:


Teaching and Learning Consultations

Our goal is to collaborate with you to imagine, design, and develop engaging and effective learning experiences. Do you wish you could do something differently? Do you imagine there must be a better way? Unsure of how to take a great course activity and translate that to another modality? We are here for those discussions. Meet with a member of our instructional support team in a one-on-one or group setting to explore best practices in teaching and learning. We will review instructional materials, discuss different ideas for delivery, and explore how you can revisit or redesign activities or a whole course. We will talk about pedagogy, organization, and design, and guide you through integrating new and effective technologies into your work. You are not an island, and we look forward to collaborating with you on the next iteration of your learning experience – whatever the modality.

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Instructional Design

Instructional Design

Our instructional design team is here to collaborate with you to create quality learning experiences. Our goal is to make teaching and learning an engaging and effective experience for all involved by providing ongoing support in the form of training, professional development, and consultations to both individuals and small groups for the development of learning experiences in any modality.

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Course Development

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Course Development

We have three main options for course development:

  • Formal online course development

    The formal online course development process is connected to a stipend that is initiated, approved, and paid for through college chairs and deans.

  • Informal course development

    Our informal process for course design is a bit more flexible than the formal process, though it does follow the same general steps as the formal process. Our instructional support team works with you to think through your course or learning experience from start to finish, beginning with the end in mind as we work together to align objectives and outcomes with assessments and activities. We begin with ideation – so we have the same idea of where we are headed – then we collaborate and share ideas to think through the basic overview and benchmarks of the course. Next, we intentionally work through the finer details and think through more of the individual learning experiences as we move toward the assembly of the course. Finally, we review the course individually and then meet to discuss it before the course goes live. After the course has been taught to students, we'll meet again to iterate and assess the process.

  • Course redesign/iteration

    The redesign/iteration process includes both a self-review and consultation. The course instructor and a member of the instructional support team will both complete a checklist regarding an existing course and meet to explore ideas on a redesign. The instructor can bring student feedback they have gathered or personal reflections to inform areas to change for the next run of the course. Instructors may also engage with a redesign/iteration process to intentionally address moving certain class sessions from one modality to another, such as flipped classroom, hybrid, or other flexible modalities.

All three options facilitate the creation of quality learning experiences and are designed to ensure that instructors have the support they need. The process begins with collaborative ideation and ends with a plan for iteration.

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