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Course Design Intensive – June 2023
June 22, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
The CDI will be offered online in June 2023 for faculty members who want to re/design a course they will be offering in September or later. The CDI provides a framework for course design and is not specific to a particular delivery method (such as remote teaching or online delivery).
The Course Design Intensive (CDI) is an intensive program in which participants work, individually and collaboratively, to design or re-design a course they are (or will be) teaching. Throughout the workshop, participants will acquire a broadened understanding of course design concepts, and will gain skills and tools they can apply to their own course. The focus of the workshop is on having participants work with the major concepts and questions that need to be considered as they design a course. Ultimately, the goal of the CDI is to support instructors as they work to enhance their students’ learning.
Once you have completed this initial application process for the CDI, you will be asked to complete a pre-survey to establish your eligibility for the CDI, and to ensure we best meet your needs during the CDI. Once you’ve completed the pre-survey, you’ll be contacted by email to complete your registration.
Format of the CDI
The CDI is a week-long workshop, where we meet for three of the days, giving you some space in-between meetings to continue working on your course design (either in group, in consultation, or on your own). The online offering will follow this schedule, with a blend of synchronous and asynchronous learning activities held throughout the three days.
The CDI takes a “flipped” approach to course work, and you will be asked to complete pre-work prior to the first day of the workshop, so that learning done on your own can be further developed in discussion together. You will also be required to continue to work on your course design plans and complete homework prior to each day of the workshop sessions.
June 2023 (Online)
The online offering will take place on the three mandatory meeting dates:
- June 15
- June 20
- June 22
The online CDI will happen in ‘real-time’ on those days, with some of the workshop delivered synchronously through Zoom, and other parts in the day where participants will work on their own (asynchronously). Participants are requested to clear out their schedules for as much of the week as possible in order to progress on their course plans alongside the rest of the cohort.
There will be optional check-ins and small group consultations the week of the CDI to support your work on your course plans.
For more information, please visit https://ctlt.ubc.ca/programs/all-our-programs/course-design-intensive/