Course 1 - Course Craft: Designing Effective Learning Experiences

Jun 20, 2023 - Jul 20, 2023
Application Deadline:
Jun 07, 2023
4 Weeks
Tuesday - 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Thursday - 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Delivery Method:

Specialization Overview:

This course is part of the Digital Pedagogy: Teaching & Training Online specialization, which is designed to provide professionals with an overview of educational technology and its application in teaching and learning. The courses are devised to enable educators to integrate the advancements in the edtech field into their teaching pedagogy for enhanced effective learning. Led by experienced LUMS faculty, this specialisation will provide you with a comprehensive overview of best practices for structuring your course or training experience, engaging your learners, and measuring their progress. Whether you're interested in designing new courses/programs/trainings or revamping an existing one, you'll gain practical insights and techniques that you can immediately put into practice in your teaching.

This specialization is offered collaboratively through the LUMS Learning Institute and the LUMS Center for Continuing Education Studies. It covers the history of EdTech, its benefits and challenges, as well as the tools and resources available. Participants will gain practical skills and knowledge to integrate EdTech into their teaching and learning environments, enhancing the overall effectiveness of their educational practice. Upon successful completion of the specialization participants will have gained valuable skills and knowledge that can be applied in different domains within the capacity of teaching and Training.

Course Overview:

Are you looking to improve your pedagogical skills and create a more effective learning experience for your students/trainees? The LUMS Learning Institute and Center for Continuing Education Studies is offering an exciting opportunity for you to join a group of educators and explore innovative strategies for course design and teaching. Led by experienced faculty facilitators, this course will provide you with a comprehensive overview of best practices for structuring your course, engaging your students, and measuring their progress. Whether you're interested in designing a new course or revamping an existing one, you'll gain practical insights and techniques that you can immediately put into practice in your classroom.

Through group discussions and hands-on activities, you'll investigate topics such as active learning techniques, Bloom's taxonomy, and Universal Design for Learning. During the course, you'll also have the chance to share your ideas and receive feedback from other faculty members, as well as the facilitators themselves. Whether you're just starting or have years of teaching experience, you'll benefit from the diverse perspectives and insights of your fellow participants.

By the end of the course, you'll leave with a detailed course plan that reflects your teaching style and goals. In short, if you're looking to create an inclusive and supportive learning environment that encourages student engagement and success, this workshop is an opportunity not to be missed. Join us today and take the first step towards becoming a more innovative and successful instructor/trainer.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Utilize the principles of backward design to enhance student engagement and promote learning by developing effective course plans.
  • Recognize the contextual factors that influence your decision-making during the course design phase.
  • Express explicit and measurable learning objectives that cater to diverse learners.
  • Embrace the principles of constructive alignment in choosing appropriate assessment and instructional techniques that align with the intended learning outcomes
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Hiba Akbar
Hiba Akbar is Visiting Assistant Professor at the Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law, LUMS, where she has been teaching for over four years. Her teaching and research interests include areas of criminal law, gender and labour law. Prior to joining LUMS, she completed her LL.M from Columbia University as a Fulbright Scholar.

Hiba has been working closely with the LLI since May 2019, having completed the Instructional Skills Workshop, Course Design Express, Online Pedagogical Skills Workshop and in Spring 2022, undertook a Pedagogical Partnership through LLI to design 'Crime, Justice and Society', a course currently being offered at SAHSOL.
Qasim Imtiaz
Qasim Imtiaz is an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). He received his B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from UET Lahore (Pakistan) in 2007, his M.S. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from KAIST (South Korea) in 2010, and his Ph.D. in Mechanical and Process Engineering from ETH Z??rich (Switzerland) in 2016.

Dr. Imtiaz is an experienced instructor with a passion for designing courses that align with outcome-based education principles and utilize problem-based learning methodologies. He is among the first recipients of the Faculty Certificate in Teaching and Learning (FCTL) from the LUMS Learning Institute. At LUMS, Dr. Imtiaz has developed both undergraduate and graduate courses in transport phenomena, air pollution, creative problem solving, and a first-year engineering laboratory course. With over five years of teaching experience, he has a comprehensive understanding of how to create effective courses that meet the needs of learners while also achieving desired learning outcomes. His proficiency in outcome-based education has enabled him to create courses that effectively engage learners and equip them with the skills and knowledge required for their success. Join Dr. Imtiaz in this course to discover the secrets behind designing courses that are engaging, effective, and laser-focused on learner success.

Course Fee: PKR 30,000/-

Note: CES may cancel or postpone a course due to insufficient enrolment or unforeseen circumstances. In this case, the university will refund registration/processing fee (if any) but will not be responsible for any other related charges/expenses including cancellation/change charges by airline and travel agencies.

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Participants must register online through CES website by clicking on their desired course and filling out a one-page form. Before starting the registration process, please ensure that you have a formal scanned picture (for CES smart card) and CNIC details. Incorrect information provided during the registration process will lead towards cancellation of your enrolment at any stage and participants will not be entitled to claim a refund.

Once you have completed your online registration for your desired course, you may proceed to payment section. You have the option to pay online using your bank debit/credit cards through LUMS online payment system?? by downloading the fee vouchers and depositing cash in any branch of designated banks specified on the fee voucher. Once you make your payment, you will receive a confirmation email within 24 to 48 working hours and your payment status will be updated to "PAID" in the online application portal.

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