All VIPEr learning objects are supposed to include clear student learning goals and a suggested way to assess the learning. This "five slides about" provides a brief introduction to the "Understanding by Design" or "backward design" approach to curriculum development and will help you develop your VIPEr learning object.
- understand the "backward design" concept
- learn to write learning outcomes and assessments using the verbs ("activities") and "products" provided
- learn how a rubric can be used to discriminate students' levels of achievement
These slides are a quick and dirty summary of a longer hands-on faculty development workshop I do. They provide an introduction to the Understanding by Design process, help in writing learning goals, suggestions for developing assessments of student learning, and helpful hints for preparing a VIPEr learning object.
I hope that faculty will use these slides to aid their writing of learning goals and assessments for the VIPEr site.