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The Learning By Design Conference was held November 9, 2007 at the Marriott Hotel, Downtown Richmond and was hosted by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia and The National Center for Academic Transformation.

Conference Agenda (PDF)

What is course redesign?

Course design first and foremost a dramatically new way of thinking about learning and technology. The goals of course redesign are to improve learning, increase efficiency, and reduce the cost of instruction.

For more information on course redesign, visit:

Preview of Conference Highlights

Presentations by prominent invited speakers of course redesign.

  • Carol A. Twigg is President and CEO of the National Center for Academic Transformation and an internationally recognized expert in using information technology to transform teaching and learning in higher education.
  • Malcolm Hill, is a marine evolutionary ecologist in the Biology Department at the University of Richmond. He gained substantial experience in large-scale course redesign as the project leader of the revision of Fairfield Universitys General Biology introductory sequence in NCATs Program in Course Redesign
  • Jim Wohlpart is Professor of English and Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU). Jim has worked on large-scale course redesign since 2001 beginning with the redesign of Understanding the Visual and Performing Arts at FGCU as part of the NCATs Program in Course Redesign.
  • Gordon Hodge is Presidential Teaching Fellow and Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of New Mexico. Over the last 10 years his research has focused on ways of enhancing teaching and learning for which he has received university, regional, and national recognition.
  • Phoebe Rouse is a Career Instructor in the LSU Department of Mathematics who led the NCAT Roadmap to Redesign (R2R) program of 3 precalculus courses for 5000+ students each year. She supervised the development of a learning lab complex at LSU that seats 290 students open 60 hours each week that has increased the success rate in College Algebra to 75% of the fall course enrollment.

Learning By Design conference agenda.

For more information, please contact Krystle Hoverstock at (804)786-9091.

Learning By Design Conference