Alignment refers to ensuring that the course curriculum, assessments, and instruction fit cohesively together. It’s a deliberate process undertaken during the course design to provide a quality education. Alignment ensures that what is taught and assessed aligns with the broader goals of the program and institution. It equips students with the necessary knowledge and skills for success in further education, work, and life.
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When tasked to develop a course, it’s crucial to consider alignment from the outset. This proactive approach ensures that the different parts of the course fit together intentionally from the start. This means looking considering how all elements of a course work together and align, including: Learning Outcomes, Assessments, Instructional Materials, Course Content, Instructional Strategies, and Opportunities for Reflection.