Significant Learning by Design-II focuses on continued application of the model of course design developed by L. Dee Fink called “integrated Course Design” that leads to greater student engagement and improved student learning.

The conceptual framework for this online workshop is based on the second part of Fink’s book, Creating Significant Learning Experiences (Jossey-Bass, Updated Edition, 2013), and includes how to continue the design process at the modular or weekly level and build learning units that align with and support the achievement of course goals, outcomes, assessments and activities.

  • Cost:  $395/participant
  • Pre-requisite (see below)
  • Two weeks in length
  • Facilitated
  • Asynchronous
  • Approximately 20-25 hr time commitment
  • Sessions limited to 15 participants
Upcoming Sessions

Custom dates for individuals and groups are arranged for this workshop.

Please contact Linda Jacoby to schedule now!

Note: Because this workshop builds on concepts previously learned and applied, you must have already completed one of the following before beginning SLD-II:

  • Significant Learning by Design-I Online Workshop
  • Designing Courses for Significant Learning Online Workshop
  • Dee Fink & Associates Two-Day F2F Course Design Workshop

Intended Audience
This workshop is intended for anyone who has already taken the Significant Learning by Design-I online workshop or Designing Courses for Significant Learning online workshop or Dee Fink & Associates Two-Day F2F Course Design Workshop and would like to continue to designing and integrating a course of their own. You are not required to work on the same course you worked on in SLD-I, although doing so, will contribute to an optimal design experience in SLD-II.

Workshop Format
In this two-week workshop you will not only read and view lessons, but apply the principles and materials to a course of your own. Like SLD-I, it is facilitated workshop (not self-paced), that does not require attendance at any live, real-time web meetings. However, active participation is required and specific due dates must be met. You can expect to spend a total of about 20 hours completing workshop activities. The workshop includes multiple opportunities for interaction and individual feedback on your work from an experienced coach and your colleagues.

Workshop Product
Because the workshop is only two weeks in length, you won’t design or redesign an entire course in detail, but by the end of the workshop will have a complete set of design documents for your course as a whole and for a minimum of two modules or weeks. You will have

  • Designed a culminating learning experience
  • Designed and integrated specific learning units into your overall course
  • Identified a teaching strategy and put together “getting started” information and activities that will address your pedagogical challenge
  • Reflected on your own learning and developed a personal plan for continued learning
  • Received feedback from a coach and colleagues on each step of the course design process

Instructors who have used the principles of Integrated Course Design provided in this workshop in the design of their own courses report greater student engagement, more long-term significant learning, and increased instructor satisfaction in teaching.

About the Author
The author of the book upon which this workshop is based and author of the content of this workshop is Dr. L. Dee Fink. Previously the founding director of the Instructional Development Program at the University of Oklahoma, Dee currently leads numerous workshops at conferences and on campuses and serves as a consultant to faculty and institutions in higher education in the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia (

To learn more about Dee and his work, see