UMGC Resources: Design and User Experience
The purpose of this document is to help the program director begin outlining the learning needs of a program and to uncover learning needs that might not be met by the current capabilities and tools.
The purpose of this template is to develop profiles for what the typical student entering a program will be like, including skills, knowledge, and other attributes, and to develop a profile of what graduates from a specific program should be like, particularly in what learners should know and be able to do.
This document is used as a programmatic planning tool. First, stakeholders collaborate to map out the goals and key elements at a program level. Then, with these goals and elements in mind, stakeholders design each course.
This template will guide faculty or program directors in how to map out a course into competencies, deliverables, learning topics, course-specific materials, and so forth.
This resource provides guidance to faculty on 1) how to compose instructions that provide learners with sufficient information to complete the deliverables and allow faculty to accurately assess competencies and 2) how to present instructions in a way that encourages learners to notice, remember, and follow through on critical features of the assignment.