http://alison.com/courses/ABC-IT/content Course URL :<br />Course Name: Basic Computer and IT Skills Training Free Online Training Course<br />
Pedagogical dimensionBecause the topic is about basic computer skills that it's fact until now.Not applicableHow often is dynamic course content updated?From "About ALISON" page that's give general information about courses that it's provide.When we registered on the site, they didn't ask us about our skills and knowledge.They accept any learners without consideration for age and educational level. Any individual learnerNo Who are the learners? Does the institution have adequate information about the learners at a distance? Objectives at the beginning of each lesson.yesDoes the course provide clear expectations of what the student is required to do?In the lessons they used variety media that include: video, audio, text and graphics.yesDoes the course utilize multimedia attributes of the Internet and digital technologies? In the lesson, the instructor explains content and the learners just see and listen.More didactic than facilitative.What is the instructor’s role? The order of the lessons provides a sense of continuity. The learners go step by step in it.yesDoes the course provide a sense of continuity? In discussion forum, or also the student can post their comment under each lesson and communicated it to others or in chat forum. Yes for discussionDoes the course promote Inside Collaboration by providing a supportive environment for asking questions, clarifying directions, suggesting or contributing resources and working on joint projects with class members?
Course description: ABC IT introduces the learner to the very basic concepts of computing and teaches how computing can be an everyday feature of life and work.<br /> <br />Technological dimensionThe learners just choose the area that they want to learn and which topic or level they want to start. NoDoes the course have personnel who can assist learners to set up for starting the course?We did not see this in the website.NoAre the hardware requirements for the course clearly stated?Just the content that the website provide.NoDoes the course provide links to resources where all necessary software can be downloaded?Interface designWe tried them in different web browsersyesDo Web pages look good in a variety of Web browsers and devices--in text-based browsers, all recent versions of Internet Explorer and Netscape, and so on.?Sequence for lessonsyesDoes the course follow “one idea per paragraph” rule?In site map pageyesDoes the course provide structural aids or site map to guide learner’s navigation?It has sound, text and picture while providing lesson.yesIs the course Website designed to be accessible by a wider user population? (Is the course 508 compliant?)In discussion forum has link to FAQyesHow quickly users find answers to the most frequently asked questions on the course site?<br />
EvaluationWhile learner have a test they can navigate through other website or open course content in another tabNoDoes the course have a mechanism in which a learner can be truly measured and not cheat?NoDoes the course have a system to accept students’ online evaluation of the following? managementNot applicableIs there a project support site for elearning production team?In news page in the website they present announcement and any update they do in their site, or send it via e-mail.yesDoes the course notify students about any changes in due dates or other course relevant matters?Support resourcenoDoes the course provideTroubleshooting (or expert technical support from specialized staff) assistance or a help line? Not applicableDoes the course provide examples of previous student's work on the Web?InstitutionalIt's already provides many online courses and there is a probability to offer other courses.yesIs the institution ready to offer online courses?There is no practice No interaction with instructor.Test does not assess student progressnoDoes the course provide academic quality such as one would expect in a traditional course?We did not see anything related to that.NoAre instructor/tutor and technical staff available during online orientation?
Ethical NoDoes the institution have to get approval from any external entities (who can serve as political barriers) to implement e-learning?not aplicableTo improve cross-cultural verbal communication and avoid misunderstanding, does the course make an effort to reduce or avoid the use of jargon, idioms, ambiguous or cute humor, and acronyms?Because the topic is fact does not need or accept controversial issues.Not applicable.Does the course present more than one viewpoint on controversial issues? Yes it's offered to different learners from different cultures but the topic is not sensitive and not related to the cultures.yesIs the course offered to geographically diverse population? If yes ... Is the course sensitive about students from different time-zones ? through lesson a stendent can navigate many times heshe wants.yesIs the course designed to have patience for learners who adapt to individualized distributed learning environment slower than others? They only provide material without mention the software that they should use or provide link to download software.NoIs the digital divide issue considered in designing the elearning content?noDoes the course provide any guidance to learners on how to behave and post messages in online discussions so that their postings do not hurt others’ feelings?Because there is no project or assignment student should to submit.Not aplicable Does the course get students’ permission to post any of the following on the Web?<br />