The course outline or syllabus is an instructors first opportunity to engage students in the course even before classes commence. Evidence both anecdotal and research based suggests that supplementing the lengthy contractual syllabus that often never gets read, with a visually engaging syllabus could boost student interest and motivation in the course as well as their perception of the instructor. This workshop will prompt you to clarify syllabus information into those used daily that could be summarized visually, graphically or in fewer words and the administrative boilerplate that could otherwise reside in a course website. Upon completion the participants will be provided an easy-to-use sample syllabus template that can be edited in Microsoft PowerPoint to repurpose across disciplines.
By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:
- Identify elements of a visual syllabus
- Discover the benefits of a visual syllabus
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