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Course design

How can I design my course in a way that benefits the students' learning? How do I integrate digital learning ideas into the course room in Canvas? Read more about educational methods for e-learning, tips and inspiration and what guidance and support you can get as a teacher.

Course design and tips on Canvas

Inspiration

Book cover for "Digitalisering av högre utbildning"

There are different ways for you as a teacher to create good conditions for the learning environment and for engagement and interaction to develop in the virtual classroom.
Tips on Canvas course design .

Blended learning

Blended learning is a concept and form of teaching that has become increasingly popular. Blended learning means that the course has elements of both traditional campus-based teaching methods and digital tools.
About Blended learning .

Flipped Classroom

An educational method in which the students prepare by reading course material before the actual meeting in the "physical classroom". It might involve watching videos, reading articles, answering quizzes, etc. The time in the classroom is devoted to discussions, labs and seminars. The method is called Flipped Classroom and is a form of blended learning.
About Flipped Classroom .

Tips for collaboration in digital environments

Influence the interactivity of the classroom by creating tasks and activities that encourage students to learn in collaboration with each other and each other's experiences. Try using the web meeting tool Zoom  for creating environments that encourage social interaction between students. If you want to make your teaching via Zoom more interactive and be able to ask questions to your students and so on, you can use the poll function in Zoom . With the function Breakout rooms (Zoom)  you can divide the students into smaller discussion groups during the meeting. See also the presentation "Promoting interaction in discussion forums" ​​​​​​(YouTube)  by Malin Engquist at the Department of Learning (KTH).

Create video and podcasts

Using video in courses is becoming more common. You can create your own movies specifically for your course or share other people's videos. If you are curious about working with video, there are many possibilities. Read more about how you as a teacher can work with video for learning at KTH . Here is a user guide that you can download as PDF: "Presentation Design and Video Production for Education and Teaching Online" (KTH-Box)

Personal coaching on e-learning

You as a teacher can book a personal coaching session on e-learning  for help with discussing, among other things, course design in Canvas. The supervision can be done through a personal physical meeting, web meeting ( Zoom ) or via email.

Video: Make your course more digital - How to record in your home environment

Focus on both pedagogical and technical parts around how you record your lectures.
(Webinar from 200417)

Video: Inspiration for KTH-teachers

Lars Filipsson a maths teacher at the School of Engineering Sciences (KTH). He enjoys using digital technology to help the students understand the mathematical questions he writes up on the blackboard in his classroom. Lars is using videos as preparation for the classroom activities. The video below is in Swedish.

Contact

Do you want to know more about the support you can get when it comes to course design and to work with e-learning? Contact us at e-learning@kth.se