White Papers

Sustainability and Curriculum - Six strategies are outlined for incorporating sustainability or green concepts into curriculum and assessment. Copyright WTCSF.

WIDS and Performance Based Learning - Highlights unique history of WIDS and current thinking on the philosophy of performance based learning. The issue of using technology in curriculum development is also addressed. Copyright WTCSF.

NCA Accreditation and WIDS - See how WIDS relates to the NCA Higher Learning Commission's criteria for accreditation.

WIDS and ACICS Accreditation - Learn how WIDS supports ACICS accreditation.

SACS Accreditation and WIDS - This document begins to show how the Worldwide Instructional Design System (WIDS) can help colleges meet the requirements spelled out by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Building Competence: Designing Training that Works - Business, Industry, Government, and Not-for-Profit. - WIDS uses a proven ISD (Instructional System Design) process that meets rigorous standards for the development of results-driven training in business and industry.

Building Competence: Designing Learning and Assessment that Work - Education. - WIDS uses a proven ISD (Instructional System Design) process that meets rigorous standards for the development of results-driven training in K-12 and higher education.

Assessment Paper - Activating Assessment of Student Learning: A Systematic and Systemic Approach

The Bottom Bottom-Line: Evaluation - A look at applying Kirkpatrick's four levels of evaluation.

Practice Makes Learning - Designing effective learning methods using the learning cycle. Applies to any delivery mode.

An Assessment Framework for the Community College - Measuring Student Learning and Achievement as a Means of Demonstrating Institutional Effectiveness. Sponsored by the League for Innovation and Questionmark.

WIDS and Online Learning - Describes how WIDS documents transfer into the online learning environment.

Foundations of WIDS: Learning, Teaching, and Learning Design Theories - A list of practices and their theorists.

Overview of the WIDS Model - The WIDS Model -- its underlying philosophy, software, and training -- all focus on the development and implementation of performance-based learning.

Core Abilities: Bringing the Mission to the Classroom - Core abilities are essential workplace skills that cut across occupational and academic titles.