Chapter 18

Designing for Academic Credit

Chapter Objectives

At the conclusion of this chapter, you should be able to

  • describe at least two general requirements for credit consideration when designing a course
  • implement a credit review for a design plan
  • modify a design plan to improve the likelihood of obtaining credit for a course.

One critical value-added element of instructional design, often treated tangentially outside of academic institutions, is to engage a design philosophy that ensures that each course you design has the potential to provide participants with academic credit. This holds true for almost any course that is designed ...

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