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Instructional Design Workshops

The following sessions are offered multiple times per semester. If you see a session you would like to attend but can't find a time that works within your schedule, we are available to set-up a one-on-one session. Please call us at 706-507-8699 or e-mail us at to schedule a session with one of our trainers or instructional designers.

How to be a COOL Peer Reviewer

Participants will look at the Quality Matters Peer Review process, focusing on the Quality Matters Rubric, to include: standards, alignment, and scoring. Participants will gain experience in reading the Course Worksheet, writing helpful recommendations, and using annotations to support decisions in scoring the rubric. There will also include an activity to practice skills such as spotting alignment and writing helpful recommendations.

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Rock This! Course Design and Planning

Do you dream of building a course that screams, Born to be Wild, but usually end up with one that is Runnin' with the Devil? This session will give you a Peaceful, Easy Feeling, as we demonstrate strategies to help you plan your course to effectively reach desired instructional goals regardless of your course size, subject matter or level. In today's classrooms, You Gotta Fight for Your Right to Party, so in this session, participants will look at: determining how you will measure student learning outcomes, and planning activities, assignments, and materials that support student learning and align with course objectives. A solid understanding of good course design provides structure for any new or revised content, and allows you to focus on the key factors: understanding who your students are and deciding what you want them to learn. So bring your Zippo lighters, and get ready to Rock and Roll all Night and Party Every Day!!

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Accessible Course Design Workshops

Familiarize yourself with the needs of diverse learners, the legal requirements for online course content accessibility, take a glance at the guidelines for creating accessible content and the benefits for learners, and learn to easily check the accessibility of existing content. Become familiar with the services provided by COOL to support you during this process.

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