Designing and Assessing Effective Learning Experiences

July 2 – 12     8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.


This course will focus on evidence based principles, approaches, methods, and strategies to design and assess effective learning experiences. In a competency-based curriculum, assessment is a key part of the learning process. Consequently, learners will explore how to design and implement assessment for, of and as learning. Further, learners will apply what they learn by designing an instructional module that includes a detailed assessment plan.

By the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. Develop an assessment plan for a competency-based learning module using sound principles of instructional design.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of what makes an effective rubric, what qualifiers are important and how to phrase levelled statements of achievement, along with choosing appropriate criteria.
  3. Understand and apply evidence-based guidelines for creating and using a variety of formal and informal assessment procedures.
  4. Demonstrate the understanding of constructive alignment.
  5. Investigate innovative new thinking and practical tools for assessment of teaching and learning.
  6. Understand and provide effective feedback and its role in improving teaching and learning.
  7. Facilitate an effective learning experience.
  8. Conduct self and peer evaluations.

 

Dr. Peter Arthur

From 2005 to December 2015, Dr. Peter Arthur was the Founding Director of the University of British Columbia Okanagan’s Centre for Teaching and Learning. As Director Peter led a team dedicated to leading and supporting teaching and Learning excellence on the University of British Columbia Okanagan campus. Peter provided leadership and strategic direction with a particular focus on building an evidence-based teaching and learning culture.

Peter enjoys sharing his expertise and passion for learning with educational institutions around the world. In the past academic year (2016/17) Peter facilitated more than 60 presentations/seminars/institutes on student success, curriculum/program development, educational technology, and teaching and learning excellence at conferences and educational institutions around the world: University of California at Irvine, University of Queensland, University of Auckland, Georgia State University, University of Texas at Austin, University of Saskatchewan and many more.

 

 

how to apply

Register for Term two (July/August) courses via the Student Information Service Centre (SISC). If you intend on taking a 400-level course, please ensure that you receive prior approval by your graduate supervisor using this form.

If you are looking to transfer a course into UBC Vancouver, or another institution, please confirm transfer credit will be approved prior to registering for a UBC Okanagan course.

*It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the course is accepted towards the completion of a program.

Register for Term two (July/August) courses via the Student Information Service Centre (SISC). You must have  2018 courses Summer registration eligibility.

If you are looking to transfer a course into UBC Vancouver, or another institution, please confirm approval of transfer credit prior to registration.

*It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the course is accepted towards the completion of a program.

Apply to take select coursework as a non-degree student at https://secure.students.ubc.ca/nondegree/apply.cfm

Register for Term two (July/August) courses via the  Student Information Service Centre (SISC). You must have a 2018 Summer registration eligibility. If not, please email sie.education@ubc.ca.