This website is for people interested in learning more about how to design courses for greater student engagement and better student learning. It is designed to meet multiple purposes: Basic Learning: Provide links and resources for learning the basics of good course design. Advanced Learning: Provide additional handouts and suggestions – from multiple sources, for refining our ability to design powerful courses. Archive Examples: Collect examples of well-designed courses, so that people can see what good designs look like – and borrow good ideas. Multiple Communication Options: Enable you to communicate with large groups and sub-groups with your questions, discoveries, and suggestions related to course design. General Information and News: Post information and news from time to time, to inform visitors about events, new publications, etc. This is a brief description of how the basic components of this website work. Basic Learning In the tab labeled “Learning Design Basics”, the author describes books, manuscripts (full-text), and links to online courses and other online resources, where people can learn the basics of good course design. The author also has a list of upcoming workshops where you can learn with your others how this system works. Advanced Learning In the tab labeled “Resource Downloads”, the author has put a variety of handouts, forms, etc., that can improve or facilitate the course design process. The expectation is that this collection of materials to grow over time. Examples of Good Course Design Many people have now applied the ideas of Integrated Course Design to their courses – with good results. To help people learn from each other, the author wants to collect as many examples as possible. The author urges you to contribute by working up a description of a course design you consider good and sending it in. Template. To help you describe your course design, the author has created a template that you can fill in with specific information. When you send your design in, it will be reviewed and if it does meet the criteria of a good design, it will be posted. If not, suggestions for some changes will be made that may help you revise it for future submission. Categories. As the collection of course designs grows, the author will create categories of types of courses, so people can find the kinds of courses they are interested in studying. Communication Options Under the “Discussion” tab, there are two ways for you to communicate with others interested in this subject on this website. Listserv. If you want to communicate to all members, you should subscribe to the listserv and the participate in communication there. Forum. Here, you can participate in threaded discussion with other members of this site. Your collaboration is archived for future visitors and members to learn and use. General Information & News The author will also publish information and news about course design. This will refer to forthcoming events, news about articles on course design that have been published, etc. This information will appear in regular postings to the main page. You can also find a list of upcoming events on the News and Events page.