There are many people involved in the course development process. After a course has been approved and the subject matter experts (SMEs) have been hired by the selection committee, the development process begins.

Course Development Team

The course development team typically consists of a developer, consultant, and instructional designer (ID).

Course Developer (subject matter expert)

  • participate in brainstorming and planning sessions
  • develop a detailed framework (or blueprint) for the course which includes relevant learning outcomes, learning activities and assessments.
  • develop course modules, assignments and exams and revise to address and incorporate feedback from the course development team.

Course Consultant (subject matter expert)

  • participate in brainstorming and planning sessions
  • provide feedback on a detailed framework (or blueprint) for the course which includes relevant learning outcomes, learning activities and assessments
  • review and provide feedback on the course modules, assignments and exams.

Instructional Designer (course design expert)

  • work with academic areas to ensure alignment with TRU planning documents
  • guide¬†subject matter experts in the development of learning outcomes, course outlines, learning activities, and assessment instruments;
  • provide constructive feedback on the work of subject matter experts

 

The Instructional Designer also works with Open Learning teams, such as media, editing, curriculum assistants, intellectual property, and production teams.

Open Learning Teams

Media

Editing

Curriculum Assistants

Intellectual Property

Production