Online Course Design

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Presentation designed to introduce faculty to major issues of online course design

Presentation designed to introduce faculty to major issues of online course design

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  • 1. Mercer Summer Online Online Course Design
  • 2. Online Design Considerations  From the Sage on the Stage, To the Guide on the Side  Not exactly  24/7 Connection  Not exactly, either
  • 3. Online Students Need:  Headquarters  Communication  Interaction  Support  Engagement  Encouragement  Critical & creative thinking  Response, response, response
  • 4. Course Design Commandments  Humanize the experience  Make textbooks valuable  Meaningful technology  Think multi-modal  Focus on outcomes  If you build it…  Manage expectations  Respond, respond, respond  Track, track, track
  • 5. Interaction is Key
  • 6. Online Teaching Best Practices  Community is crucial:  Isolation = failure  Instructor presence  Guest lectures, video, campus resources  Collaboration  But not always group projects
  • 7. Plan for Success  Course Design Checklist  Think in terms of experience  Content  Interaction  Authentic Assessments  Plan an icebreaker  Participation tracking strategy  What-ifs and Interventions
  • 8. Your Homework  Outline your course  Content & multimedia  Ted.com; YouTube; iTunesU; MIT Open CourseWare  Podcast (Audacity); Video (Jing or Movie Maker)  Assessments & interactions  Design the experience  How will you reach outcomes?  Begin working in Blackboard  Schedule course development meeting with me (jones_kl@mercer.edu)
  • 9. Resources  Course Design Checklist  List of highly recommended sites  List of highly recommended tools  Mercer faculty resources  Course design article to read  Blackboard tutorials  Respondus handout