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Closer Look at Curriculum
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Closer Look at Curriculum

Now that you've put all of your courses online, you may be seeing some areas that need improvement.  Are your outcomes met with performance criteria? Maybe you need to consider rubrics or checklists for those discussion threads. Do your activities support the objectives? Are they varied and appropriate for the audience and new environment for learning? Wow! That's a lot of questions. To help you dig deeper into the actual design and development of your programs and courses, consider taking one of our self-paced online courses --  Program Design or Course Design . For a limited time, WIDS is offering each for only $599, normally a $900 value.

The two 6-week courses are self-paced, synchronous learning experiences designed using the WIDS model of instructional design, which is built around the principles of performance-based learning and assessment.  We design what we advocate in our own course offerings and use the WIDS Software to develop and deliver finished documentation like a syllabus, a course outcome summary, curriculum maps, learning plans and assessment tasks with checklists or rubrics.  The learning plans developed for the two courses provide learners objective-related content and hands-on practice designing their project in the WIDS Software. Upon completion of a course, all learners leave with their own finished (or nearly finished) program or course documentation. ​


Program Design is a self-paced, 16-hour asynchronous learning experience appropriate for department chairs, assessment directors, & faculty involved program development. Participants will:

  • meet regularly with a WIDS instructional design coach and receive regular feedback
  • receive special access to the WIDS Curriculum Software to design your own program 
  • develop standards-driven program of study
  • define program outcomes
  • create program course lists
  • generate curriculum maps and a program outcome summary
  • create an outcome assessment plan
  • receive a certificate of completion


Course Design is a self-paced, 16-hour asynchronous learning experience designed for faculty and instructional designers.  Participants will:

  • meet regularly with a WIDS instructional design coach and receive regular feedback
  • receive special access to the WIDS Curriculum Software to design your own program 
  • design or revise current course competencies, objectives, & performance standards
  • design learning plans and activities
  • develop performance assessment tasks & rubrics
  • generate student, faculty, and administrative documentation
  • receive a certificate of completion

Contact WIDS at any time or Register Now!

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