Importance of course design

This quote from a Tony Bates post  – a student guide to studying online (via Stephen Downes OLDaily) applies to all sectors, not just the post secondary which is his main focus 

 “Well designed courses do provide strong guidelines for when work, and what kind of work (writing assignments, tests or online class discussion), needs to be done. Poorly designed courses place much more onus on the student to organize their work, although a well designed program will deliberately encourage more and more independence and self-management as students progress through the program.”

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