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Chapter 11. Added Value


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Chapter 11. Added Value

  1. 1. The Value of the Editor<br />Design & Development of Online Courses<br />
  2. 2. The Value of the EditorDesign & Development of Online Courses<br /> The dynamic nature of the Web and explosive growth of user driven collaborative applications such as blogs, wikis, and social software – the Web 2.0 – have expanded the scope of most editors’ roles even further.<br /> The editor added value to the course development value chain by improving course material quality, enhancing students’ learning experiences, and ensuring <br /> that course quality standards<br /> are set and maintained for <br /> the delivering institution.<br />
  3. 3. The Value of the EditorDesign & Development of Online Courses<br /> The school of Business at Athabasca University (AU) has taken a leadership role in delivering online distance education by adding online features for existing print-based courses, converting print courses to online formats, of designing and developing new courses for exclusive web delivery.<br />The multimedia instructional design editor (MIDE) is a key member of the School’s online course design, development, and production team.<br />
  4. 4. Multimedia Instructional Design Editor (MIDE)<br />The role of the MIDE:<br />MIDE – guides the production process and plays and integral role in each stage of course development.<br />Multimedia Development– MIDE’s play an important role in identifying online components and tools that have widespread applicability for use in several courses. The MIDE is a vital link in research, working as a liaison between academics, production teams, and other departments throughout the university that are developing data and learning object storage strategies (e.g., the library and the Educational Media Development department).<br />
  5. 5. Multimedia Instructional Design Editor (MIDE)<br />The role of the MIDE:<br />Instructional Design– serves as Instructional Designers’ that also works with course authors to improve course efficiency. Checks course design and layout and provide input to authors and production staff.<br />Editing – This is the MIDE’s primary role. Editors ensure that course materials do not contain plagiarism and that all copyright clearances have been obtained. Editors ensure that information about assignments, including instructions, and assignment questions, grading , and exam guidelines are correct, clear, and consistently available.<br />Function - The MIDE reviews all course materials and components, revising with course authors. Ensures that text is grammatically correct, concise and online ready.<br />
  6. 6. References<br />Hughes, J., & ebrary, I. (2008). The theory of practice of online learning (2nd ed.). Edmonton: AU Press. Retrieved from<br />