05 (Re)designing a course

Course schedule

Dates Start time End time Coordinator registrations
21, 27 and 28 November 2019 09:00 17:00 Mirck, Sanne 29 / 28 Apply
13, 20 and 21 February 2020 09:00 17:00 Gresnigt, Marca 20 / 24 Apply
7, 14 and 15 May 2020 09:00 17:00 Mirck, Sanne 6 / 24 Apply

Course description

Schedule & content

Online Modules

Lunch meeting



Inspiraration Day



Creation Day




Situational factors




Learning outcomes




Teaching and learning activities




Learning process



                Optional materials

Target group & Prerequisites

This course is designed for teachers at Wageningen University who are involved in designing or redesigning (parts of) a course. This is a good start for participants in OWI innovation projects, lecturers designing Distance Learning courses/ MOOCs or lecturers who would like to integrate online teaching materials from Distance Learning/MOOCs in on campus courses.

The course is designed for both new lecturers getting started with course design and for more experienced lecturers who want to refresh or focus on a specific part of their course design. The course is mandatory for teaching in the UTQ programme.

You do need to be actively involved in (part of) the course that you will be designing.


After successful completion of the online modules you will be able to:

  • Recognize situational factors that influence course design.
  • Explain the function of the three pillars of alignment (learning outcomes, assessment strategy, learning and teaching activities) in the process of (re)designing a course.
  • Evaluate how different design formats and the guidelines of the Education Institute can be of value when (re)designing a course.
  • Formulate objectives and scope for the (re)design of your course.

After successful completion of the class meetings you will be able to:

  • Apply design principles to your own course



You will go through various activities in the online modules, it will take a maximum of 8 hours to complete them. This means you have approximately an hour per module. Some will take a bit less, others a bit more. Since knowledge clips have a large information density, we assume that you'll have to watch them twice to process all the information. To get an idea of how much time to spend per type of activity, please consult the table below.

Type of activity

Estimated study time

Knowledge clips

50 minutes x 2 times watching = 100 minutes


+/- 30 pages easy reading = 120 minutes

Recap questions and assignments

7 x 10-15 min = 120 minutes

Personal reflection

7 x 5-10 min = 60 minutes

Read contributions of other participants

30 minutes

Module 8 assignment

60 minutes

The other two class meetings will be hands-on training days where you can work on your course design and develop materials. We will bring formats and materials for inspiration, and give some mini-lectures. But  the majority of the time will work on your own course/project. This could be anything, from an entire course you want to improve, to an online module you need to make, or an innovation you want to include in your course.


Can be found on https://edge.edx.org/
Once you register for the course, you will get access to this 3 weeks before the start of the course. If you are not participating in the course and/or want a preview please sent a mail to marca.gresnigt@wur.nl.


You will be awarded your certificate at the end of the course.


Participation is free for Wageningen University & Research staff involved in teaching WU courses.


We consider registration as final. When cancelled within three weeks before the activity starts, your chair group will be charged all costs of your subscription (€350,-).

If there are not enough participants in the course, Educational Staff Development may cancel the course and notify you at the latest 2 weeks before the start of the course.