The importance of student learning outcomes (SLO’s) in course design are often overlooked or even worse completely disregarded. Creating a course starting from your student learning outcomes, what is often referred to as backward design, helps to clarify the course content and create more meaningful assessment for your students.
• Clarify the importance of Student learning outcomes in course design.
• Apply the concept of backward design to course creation.
• Analyze the value of critically examining course content and assessments in light of SLO’s.