When planning your project, research demonstrates that it is most effective to define learning goals at the beginning of the design process. This approach to project development is called Backward Design. Backward design is a process by which instructors can effectively design any learning experience by first identifying concrete learning goals and desired outcomes, and then creating learning activities, projects, and assignments to help students reach those goals. Backward design also builds opportunities for assessing and evaluating student learning into the structure of a course, project, assignment, or learning opportunity, and ensures an inclusive approach to teaching that helps all students learn. For more information about planning your project using backward design, contact us, or explore the linked resources below.