How Does the Design Alchemist Practice?
This chapter focuses on the five-step practice of Design Alchemy, which through a number of course development projects has proved practical, efficient, effective, flexible and sustainable. The individual steps will be familiar to those who are experienced designers, as they integrate essential elements of established design practice, even though their logical progression may present differently. The design process begins by defining the knowledge application, the knowledge and/or skills students will be able to apply on completion of the course. This is followed by the identification of learning outcomes and the assessment items which will manifest these outcomes, which are then aligned with the learning activities that produce the assessment items. The final step in the process involves linking the resources (subject matter or content) to the learning activities. The adoption of this practice has proved effective in terms of creating a complete course syllabus (excluding mandatory policies and institutional information), including the structure of the online environment, should that be part of the delivery environment.
KeywordsLearning Activity Learning Outcome Learning Objective Iodine Concentration Assessment Item
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