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The Faculty Center would like to recommend the book Learning That Matters: A Field Guide to Course Design for Transformative Education to interested faculty. Learning That Matters focuses on designing an academic course in a way that motivates, challenges, engages, and affirms students as active citizens. It has proven to be a valuable resource during the Learning Design Institute, a learning community focused on integrating the science of learning and learning design into the classroom. It is available as an ebook through FLITE’s Smart Search System.
The Learning Design Institute (LDI) will be a mix of required synchronous sessions (required for those seeking to obtain a Professional Development Incentive), optional synchronous sessions, and asynchronous work time. Required synchronous sessions will be held on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings from 9:30-11:30 AM. In-person participation in synchronous sessions is strongly encouraged, as these sessions will have interactive components and built-in work time and will enable you to discuss your course design plans and questions with your colleagues. However, we understand that you might not be able to attend each session in person, and sessions will be recorded.