"Refresh Your Course: Step-by-Step” (pdf) outlines the following steps, providing resources and specific suggestions at each step:
- Identify your reason(s) for changing the course (student performance, obsolescence, new text, new techniques or tools, boring).
- Gather ideas and resources.
- Plan the changes (adding connections or case studies, increasing role of metacognition and/or active learning, updating assignments or reading, incorporating technology, etc.)
- Plan the evaluation, implement changes, and evaluate outcomes.