OMERAD—the Office of Medical Education Research and Development—is a unit within the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University. It was the first academic unit established when the College was formed in 1966 and is the oldest continuously operating office of medical education in the United States. Its mission is to improve medical education and related service programs through program evaluation and learner assessment, educational development, educational technology, and research in those three areas.
HOW TO DEVELOP A CURRICULUM: A Blended Online Faculty Development Course
With the new CHM curriculum starting up in the fall of 2016, faculty may be interested in learning how to design instruction in a systematic manner. OMERAD is once again offering its blended course, How to Develop a Curriculum. Participants will learn how to design and develop a curriculum. When they have completed this 7-week course and have done all the assignments, they will have a curriculum plan that describes a systematic design for a curriculum, and will have developed the course materials for at least one unit.
This blended distance learning course for campus and community faculty in the College of Human Medicine teaches the basics of curriculum design, from needs assessment through curriculum design to curriculum evaluation. The course contains 12 short, online, self-paced video lectures for you to watch at your own convenience, with accompanying worksheets.
Check back for information about the next course offering. For more information or to register for the course, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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