Chapter 7The Developmentof Online CoursesHAFIDZAH ABDUL AZIZ
Definition of Online CourseThe definition of online course varies dependingon the education level you’re at. Master degree course Webinar or webcast Synchronous course Asynchronous course
Master’s degree courses are often set up in "cohorts.” This means that you’re assigned to a team of students, who work together on papers or projects.Webinars or webcasts Webinars are the preferred technology in most cases, because they allow students to interact with professors by typing in questions. Webcasts are a simpler type of presentation, where you watch and hear a class without the ability to respond while it’s in progress.Synchronous courses require students and teachers to go online together at specific times.Asynchronous course means the teacher will give you a series of assignments and tests online that are due at a certain date.
① Subject Matter Expert or Author• SME responsible to the content of the online course.• SME identifying readings resources.• SME make sure the course objectives, content, exercises, examinations and assignments are use compatible pedagogy.• SME providing other team members with a legible copy of written material.
② Graphic Designer• The graphic designer works with the Web developer and the author to create a unique course look.• The graphic designer give continuing support in designing consistent graphical elements when courses are being updated or revised.• Graphic designers use graphic applications like Adobe Photoshop®, ImageReady®, Adobe Illustrator® and Macromedia Freehand®.
③ Web Developer• Web developers should develop online materials that illustrate the various kinds of content and interactive options using e-mail and chat utilities.• They create design storyboards, assist SME to use tools to create the course Web pages and to maintain the course.• Web developers working with the graphic designer to conceptualize the screens, backgrounds, buttons, window frames, and text elements in the program.
④ Programmer• The programmer is responsible for program functionality. They use specialized software tools to enable the interactivity in online courses.• Programmers should provide development team members with a basic understanding of the classes of programming tools: code-based programming languages, and graphical-user-interfaced (GUI) authoring programs.
⑤ Instructional DesignerInstructional design model as described by Seels andGlasgow (1998) involve of: • Analysis—the process of defining what is to be learned. • Design—the process of specifying how learning will occur. • Development—the process of authoring and producing the materials. • Implementation—the process of installing the instruction in the real world. • Evaluation—the process of determining the impact of instruction.