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National Workshop: A Change

National Workshop: A Change
During the last few years, the cost and work associated with offering the National Workshop made us re-think this form of working with faculty.  In addition to being a major effort on our part, it was costly for participants:  they had to pay for travel and lodging in Chicago, in addition to the Workshop registration fee.

As a result, we decided this summer to not offer the National Workshop any more, but instead to direct interested people to our online course on “Significant Learning by Design”.

Online Course

Last year (2015), Dee Fink licensed Linda Jacoby to offer his course through her company, Optimize Learning.  He wrote the content for the course and she put it into a form that works excellently as an online course.

This course has participants do essentially what they did at the National Workshop:
  • Participants read about each of the steps involved in Integrated Course Design.
  • They then perform each step, one at a time.
  • They get feedback on each portion of their work from peers in a cohort of other participants AND from an experienced Facilitator.
  • By the end of the course, they will have completed the 3-column table and begun thinking about the weekly schedule.

The total time spent in the online course is about the same: ~15 hours in the National Workshop; in the online course it averages 18-21 hours.

However the time in the online course is distributed over a period of two weeks.  This allows people more time to think about each of the course design steps they are working on.

But there are three other major benefits with the online course compared to the National Workshop:

  1. The online course is offered every month.  Hence it is easier to work into one’s schedule.
  2. The cost of the online course is much less:  $395 rather than roughly $1,300 for most participants.
  3. The online course also works really well for educating adjunct professors.
    • They can do it with a flexible schedule and, as noted above, it costs much less than sending them to the National Workshop.

To get more information about the online course or to sign up for it, you can visit Linda’s website:  www.optimizeleanring.org

 

9th Annual National Workshop on “Designing Courses for Significant Learning”

On May 25-27, 2016, Dee Fink & Associates will again offer their National Workshop on “Designing Courses for Significant Learning” in Chicago, IL.

This year Loyola University Chicago is co-hosting the Workshop with us.  We will hold it at their Water Tower Campus located on the near north side of downtown Chicago.  Some participants might want to take advantage of this and stay over a few nights to explore the fun city of Chicago!

Special Option:  This year there will again be an optional, half-day workshop at the end of the regular workshop, on “Leading Your Own Workshop on Integrated Course Design”.

For more information about the workshop, go to:

http://www.deefinkandassociates.com/index.php/workshops/chicago-2016/

Dee Fink Visits Uruguay to give a Course Design Workshop

In February of 2015 Dee Fink visited Catholic University of Uruguay to give a course design workshop. While there he gave a presentation for campus leaders, i.e., chairs, deans, and provost office personnel, about what they could and would need to do to make their institution more “learning-centered”. There where simultaneous translators at work for those in the audience who needed or wanted it.

Video of that presentation is below:

 

New Course Example Added

We are proud to bring you another new course examples. This course is by Iryna Zhyrun and is on the subject of European Literature.

Be sure to check it out on the Examples page!

8th Annual National Workshop on “Designing Courses for Significant Learning”

On May 19-21, 2015, Dee Fink & Associates will again offer their National Workshop on “Designing Courses for Significant Learning” in Chicago, IL.

New Feature:  This year there will be an optional, half-day workshop at the end of the regular workshop, on “Leading Your Own Workshop on Integrated Course Design”.

For more information about the workshop, go to:

http://www.deefinkandassociates.com/index.php/workshops/chicago-2015/

7th Annual National Workshop on “Designing Courses for Significant Learning”

On May 20-22, 2014, Dee Fink & Associates will again offer their National Workshop on “Designing Courses for Significant Learning” in Chicago, IL.

New Feature:  This year there will be an optional, half-day workshop at the end of the regular workshop, on “Leading Your Own Workshop on Integrated Course Design”.

For more information about the workshop, go to:  www.deefinkandassociates.com/index.php/workshops/chicago-2014/

Una Nueva Escuela Organizada para el Aprendizaje Significativo

Ajyal International School, en los Emiratos Árabes Unidos (EAU)

Se trata de una nueva escuela internacional que abrirá este otoño en Abu Dhabi, en los Emiratos Árabes Unidos. Michael Gholam ha sido un líder importante en este proyecto. Dada su familiaridad con las ideas de diseñar la instrucción para el aprendizaje significativo, toda la escuela se ha organizado para apoyar y promover la gama completa de aprendizaje significativo.

Para ver más sobre la escuela, vaya a: www.ajyal.sch.ae

Edición actualizada de “Creación de experiencias de aprendizaje significativas”, publicado en agosto 2013

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Jossey-Bass publicó una edición actualizada del libro de Fink, el pasado agosto. La estructura y el centro de las ideas del libro original siguen siendo los mismos, pero muchos de los ejemplos y referencias han sido actualizados. Esto permite a los lectores a ver la conexión actual entre el Curso de Diseño Integrado y las nuevas ideas continuamente se producen en la beca de enseñanza y aprendizaje.

Dos nuevos ejemplos Curso agregado a Ejemplos Página

Estamos orgullosos de traer dos nuevos ejemplos de los cursos. Un curso es por Freed, y está en el tema de la Música / Estudios Regionales, y la otra es por supuesto Apul, y está en el tema de la Ingeniería.

Asegúrese de comprobar a cabo en la página de ejemplos!

Utilizando Diseño de un Curso Integrado de broma a su Jefe

Vea este vídeo para aprender a utilizar Diseño de un Curso Integrado a la broma a su jefe. Este video fue presentado en la conferencia POD reciente. Disfrute!