Monday, October 26th, 2020
12:45 PM - 1:30 PM: Poster Session
Theory to Practice
The Cycle of Course Design
This session provides a full 360? view of the Cycle of Course Design. Participants will compare their current practice to this broader perspective of designing courses to deliver significant student learning making this an innovative campus model.
Learning Objectives
Analyze current course design and redesign practices
Examine how integrated course design improves their teaching and student learning.
Consider a model to integrate alignment, student and program assessment, and professional growth.
Intended Participants: Role
Instructional Designers
Intended Participants - Knowledge Level
People with some experience in the topic, but looking to grow
Karen LaPlant, Curriculum Developer/Instructional Designer, Metropolitan State University
Karen LaPlant was a faculty member at Hennepin Technical College where she taught courses in Business and Information Technology for 30 years with the past 16 years hybrid/online. LaPlant has a Masters in Instructional Technology from St. Cloud State University. Karen has presented at national conferences in course design for many years. She is a Certified Quality Matters Reviewer, ACBSP Accreditation reviewer and recently co-authored a book Designing Effective Teaching and Significant Learning.

Zala Fashant, Curriculum Developer/Instructional Designer, Encore Professional Development
Zala Fashant is a retired faculty member, faculty developer for over 10,000 faculty and dean in the Minnesota State system. He delivered course design courses to faculty worldwide. Fashant has a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Minnesota, Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from St. Cloud State University. Zala serves as a Certified Quality Matters Reviewer and has co-authored the book Designing Effective Teaching and Significant Learning.