Using courseware that is built around sound learning design provides assurance that your courses are not only effective, but rigorous, user-centered, and externally validated. CourseConnect incorporates learning design principles to promote an exceptional teaching and learning experience.
- Built by subject matter experts and credentialed instructional designers
- Designed based on learning outcomes, using a proven backward-design methodology to ensure alignment and integrity
- A two-time CODIE “Best Postsecondary Instructional Solution” award-winner for 2010 and 2012
- Rigorously tested by students, faculty, and instructional designers for quality, alignment, and usability
- Reviewed by Quality Matters, ACE, and USDLA for credit-worthiness, content integrity, and other online instructional standards (most courses)
Achieved high scores for user-centric testing, including physiological testing to evaluate learner engagement and evidence of learning
Time-saving course setup
CourseConnect allows you to minimize time spent on preparation—instructors cite time savings of 20-30 hours in course setup—so you can focus on what you do best: teach. Tap into the power of a detailed Instructor Resource Guide for useful teaching tips, or connect to best practices via a discussion board. Make a course your own by adding as many personal touches as you’d like:
- Add, edit, or hide lesson objectives, course checklists, readings, quizzes, assessments, etc.
- Re-sequence assignments, quizzes, or entire lessons
- Add your photo or class social media info to a syllabus
- Supplement content with your favorite multimedia assets or additional materials
- Customize course length to accommodate term lengths
- Add an eText to supplement course content
Interactive learning tools
With CourseConnect, you can be confident that you are providing achievement-focused tools that bolster engagement and retention.
- A consistent, tried-and-true learning model for each topic allows students to review complete course concepts in small increments.
- A library of appealing audio and video elements illustrate concepts that can be difficult to comprehend from reading alone.
- Interactive flash cards and integrated exercises help with mastery of concepts and key terms.
- Personalized study guides provide metacognitive opportunities for students to evaluate their confidence.
- Targeted diagnostics and a recommended study path based on each student’s results help maximize study time and promote achievement.
A consistent learning experience
- The CourseConnect lesson presentation experience has been optimized for laptops, iPads, tablets, and other devices to deliver a consistent, quality learning experience.
- CourseConnect is compatible with any learning management system (LMS), working seamlessly with your existing learning tools.