When Content Is Not Enough: How ASU is Improving Learner Outcomes through Backward Design

Tuesday, January 30 | 1:45PM–2:30PM CT | Galerie 6, Second Floor
Session Type: Breakout Session
Too often, learning experiences are content-centric, heavily anchored in textbooks and lectures. In this session, we will provide case studies and results from ASU's active adaptive course implementations to show how backward-designed, personalized, engaging learning designs move students and instructors beyond content to focus more on learning outcomes. We will additionally describe how this process represented content in new, innovative ways with outcome-aligned activities, formative assessment, and rich feedback

Outcomes:
Explore the successful elements of a backward-designed learning experience and its advantages over a content-centric approach * Identify (and then avoid) common pitfalls in redesigning a content-centric curriculum * Apply sound learning design principles and ASU's lessons learned to a curriculum project

Presenters

  • Dale Johnson

    Director of Adaptive Learning Initiatives , Arizona State University
  • Jon Mott