The Challenge: How do we plan and execute content redevelopments that improve the learning experience for both students and instructors?
Background: SME approached me with a request for help with improving the difficulty level of certain course content, while also improving the grading experience for instructors. There were two courses in question, similar to one another, but each with its own unique purpose.
The Solution: After reviewing data on the courses in question (student success rates, historical bug fixes, learning outcomes, current content, course schedule flow, etc.), I outlined an idea for:
- reducing redundant work for students
- increasing the depth in which student engaged with proven difficult content (scaffolding of large assignment segments)
- reducing redundant grading for instructors while increasing their ability to provide deeper feedback
Additionally, I had several communications with my SME that enabled me to define deliverables and provide a schedule for completing each necessary content task by our deadlines. I used Microsoft Planner to keep our project tasks organized and reduce the cognitive load on the SME during the redevelopment process.
“This is incredible information! Thank you for this feedback so far! … I truly appreciate your assistance!”