We will be using some core resources through the 3 days of the CDI. Each day, facilitators have also assembled resources that we hope will extend your learning. Those are included here as well.


Core Resources


Allen, D. & Tanner, K (2007). Putting the Horse Back in Front of the Cart: Using Visions and Decisions about High-Quality Learning Experiences to Drive Course Design CBE Life Sciences Education
Fink, D. (2007) The Power of Course Design to Increase Student Engagement and Learning

Preparation Activities

Working Guides

Day 1 Resources

Course Design


Online Course Design

Alternate Course Design Planning Approaches

Learning Centered Practice

Learning Outcomes

Belonging, Diversity and Inclusion

Universal Design

Group Work

Expert-Novice Thinking



Day 2 Resources

Learning Outcomes


Exam Wrapper
2 Stage Exam Process
Peer Assessment
Wikipedia Projects - UBC Examples
SPAN312 Murder, Madness, and Mayhem: Latin American Literature in Translation Jon Beasley-Murray
HIST 396 North American Environmental History Tina Loo
Linguistics Rose-Marie Déchaine
FNH 200 Exploring Our Foods Judy Chan

Learning Research


Allan, J. (1996). Learning outcomes in higher education. Studies in Higher Education 21(1): 93-108.

Harden, R. M. (2002). Learning outcomes and instructional objectives: is there a difference?. Medical teacher, 24(2), 151-155.

Kennedy, D., Hyland, A., Ryan, N. (2009). Learning outcomes and competences. Bologna Handbook, Introducing Bologna Objectives and Tools. Retrieved from: http://www.procesbolonski.uw.edu.pl/dane/learning-outcomes.pdf

Writing Learning Outcomes: A Guide for Academics (2007). Retrieved from: http://www.mon.gov.mk/images/documents/nacionalna_ramka/wlopml.pdf

Day 3 Resources

Teaching & Instructional Strategies

Blogs on Teaching

Active Learning :

Discipline-related Strategies

Expert-Novice Thinking

Group Work

  • Brickell, J. L., Porter, D. B., Reynolds, M. F., & Cosgrove, R. D., (1994). Assigning Students to Groups for Engineering Design Projects: A Comparison of Five Methods. Journal of Engineering Education, 7, 259-262. (From Brickell…. “allowing students to select their own groups results in poorest attitudes about course, their instructors, the project, and their classmates”)
  • Fiechtner, S. B., & Davis, E. A. (1985). Why some groups fail: A survey of students' experiences with learning groups. The Organizational Behavior Teaching Review, 9(4), 75-88.

Critical Thinking

Blended and Flipped Classrooms

Syllabus Design

Video and Multimedia