Taking the Guesswork Out of Online Course Design

Wednesday, March 29 | 11:00AM–11:50AM | Room 551
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Standard Presentation
Come and see the templates and tools Babson College has created to get faculty started with designing online and blended curriculum. Our instructional designers use these templates in a collaborative design process with faculty that allows us to optimally choreograph students' learning at the course, week, and session levels. We will share this process using specific examples from Babson's new fully online MBA electives. Take a dive into the templates to better estimate faculty design time and ensure you are staying within the proper credit-hours to meet accreditation requirements.

Outcomes: Accurately estimate resource needs and realistic timeframes for online and blended content development * Develop usable templates to estimate and create the proper amount of content based on seat-hours and faculty development hours * Suggest engaging content development options (tools and technologies) for faculty designing online or blended courses


  • Lauren Belmont

    Associate Director, Academic Technologies and Training, Babson College
  • Eric Palson

    Director, Academic Technologies, Babson College

Resources & Downloads

  • Taking the Guesswork Out_slides

    717 KB, pdf - Updated on 1/22/2024