In Need of a Course Chiropractor? Using Distance Learning Alignment Strategies to Improve Student Success

Anyone who has ever taken a seminar or course in improving online course design has undoubtedly heard the term “alignment” again and again. Seasoned faculty sometimes resist the concept, especially when they are told to work on learning outcomes for the millionth time. However, aligning learning materials, assessments, and outcomes doesn’t have to be a chore! In fact, when alignment becomes the guiding principle in course design and faculty members embrace the concepts for all of their classes, the result is greater student success.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Participants learn to define the concept of alignment between learning materials, assessments, and outcomes.
  2. Participants explore evidence of student success in courses where alignment has been made a top priority.
  3. Participants learn to create connections between learning materials, assessments, and outcomes for seated, hybrid, and fully online course delivery modalities.

Jacklyn Pierce is an assistant professor of English at Lake-Sumter State College. She teaches composition, technical writing, literature, humanities, and student success through leadership courses. In recent years, she has worked on becoming a more effective online instructor through course alignment. In studying course alignment in online classes, Jackie has also adapted alignment strategies into her seated and hybrid courses with much success. In her spare time, you can typically find her and her family wandering around Disney World.

Please Note:

Only those attending the LIVE webinar will receive a certificate of attendance. Thank you!