the primer difference

The Primer Series provides us with contextual tools, mental images, models, structures, examples, illustrations and visualizations to assist in reconstructing college curriculum—all aimed at exceeding generally accepted standards and practices.

The books take us through the various design and development steps enabling faculty and curriculum developers to address learning that will increase relevance, practicality and connectivity across the learner's life-span.




The PRIMER Series

We are a company that assists colleges in the challenging transition from traditional content-driven instruction to outcomes-based learning. We do this through the development and dissemination of strategies for systemic change across all academic and student services areas of the college. These strategies emerge from our experiences with hundreds of faculty and curriculum leaders across the country—experiences that have shown us that strategic, systemic and visual thinking are the keys to this transition.


Our work is best documented in The Primer Series . . .


The OUTCOMES Primer

The MAPPING Primer  NEW EDITION

The ASSESSMENT Primer

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