Summary and Setup
Before joining Collaborative Lesson Development training, participants should be able to:
- write formatted text - bold and italic, headings, links, bullet point and numbered lists - with Markdown.
- log into GitHub.com and create and edit files using the GitHub web interface.
(See A Primer on Markdown and GitHub for resources to help learn these skills.
After attending this training, participants will be able to:
- collaboratively develop and publish lessons using The Carpentries lesson infrastructure: lesson template, GitHub, GitHub Pages, etc.
- identify and characterise the target audience for a lesson.
- define SMART learning objectives.
- explain the pedagogical value of authentic tasks.
- create exercises for formative assessment.
- explain how considerations of cognitive load can influence the pacing, length, and organisation of a lesson.
- configure and maintain accessible and usable lesson repositories using best practices, readily available for collaboration.
- identify and correct accessibility issues in a Carpentries lesson.
- update and improve lesson material guided by feedback and reflection from teaching.
- review and provide constructive feedback on lessons.
Before joining this training, participants should have a GitHub account. Detailed instructions on how to create a GitHub account can be found in the GitHub Docs pages