What works in course development? A practice guide

  • Felix Gille ETH Zürich


Course development is an important part of education at ETH Zürich. Yet, ETH Zürich has not consolidated the relevant information in one concise way or defined a process to guide the hands-on course development processes. Therefore, I developed the Course Development Cycle (CDC) and wrote a guide for my research group. The main aim of this initiative was to streamline the journey from concept to course by providing colleagues a structured guide with all the information they should consider when they develop a course at ETH. During the development of an undergraduate course with the help of the CDC the guide proved to be useful. Now, the guide needs to be refined further and turned into a generic version that will work across ETH.