Course Reviewer’s Corner
By Michael F. Tamara, Assoc. AIA
Why Does a Course Submission Need Both a Course Description and Learning Objectives?
It often seems to be the case that credit designation and learning objectives are stressed as the most important parts of a course submission. This is rightfully so, because these are the two pieces by which a member’s continuing education credit is determined and measured.
Although the learning objectives are the most detailed pieces of information, they should not overshadow the need for an equally well written course description. Some Providers find these two things redundant.
It helps to look at the description as an overall snapshot or summary of the course. Ask yourself what the course is really about at its most fundamental level. What are the key ideas? The description does not need to be overly wordy, but there does need to be enough there so that the person reading it would gain a good sense of the purpose of the course. It should always say more than what we already know from looking at the course title.
Monthly Provider Tips and Reminders
•Updated AIA CES and Discovery logos can be found in the Resources section of CES Discovery. Please remember to use the CES logo on your course materials.
•The 2012 AIA National Convention guide is available for your reference.
•Reminder: We will continue using LU (learning unit) terminology with CES Programs in the near future.
Component Call for Speakers
AIA Chapters interested in finding speakers or sponsors for upcoming conferences or events can use this space to post conference information.
AIA Kentucky/AIA Indiana Convention
November 1-3, 2012
Call for Presentations – link: http://www.formstack.com/forms/?1191851-kjSa947e9t
Submissions Due: April 30, 2012
Exhibitor and Sponsor opportunities available
Contact: Janet Pike firstname.lastname@example.org or 859-223-8201
10th Annual Design on the Delaware Conference
November 14-16, 2012
Call for Presentations
Submission Date: April 16, 2012
Exhibit, Sponsor and Advertising opportunities available
Contact: Pat Gourley, email@example.com or go to http://www.designonthedelaware.com
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to add your 2011 events to this list and include AIA Chapter Speakers and Sponsors in the Subject line.
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