Effective Practices that Support the ID&T Learning Philosophy

ID&T promotes the use of the following effective practices when creating or revising a course:

  • Provide students with the opportunity to reflect on complex concepts over time.
  • Challenge students to reflect on the impact their learning has on their life.
  • Present students with meaningful ways to incorporate Ignatian Values into their learning.
  • Encourage the same learning outcomes for students regardless of the delivery format.
  • Design the course so that it is consistent with a look and feel similar to those courses in the rest of the program, including the content, structure, and navigation.
  • Apply universal design principles to the course to comply with ADA requirements and positively affect the learning of all students.
  • Support continuous improvement by conducting a courtesy review of a course when initial design/revision is complete to identify strengths and suggest potential areas for enhancement.
  • Include effective course outcomes to provide the foundation for good curriculum design.
  • Provide multiple opportunities for interaction between students and students as well as between students and faculty.
  • Encourage development of systems that clearly notify students during registration if synchronous activities are a required component of an online course.