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Mercer Summer Online
Online Course Design
Online Design Considerations
 From the Sage on the
Stage, To the Guide on the
Side
 Not exactly
 24/7 Connection
 Not ...
Online Students Need:
 Headquarters
 Communication
 Interaction
 Support
 Engagement
 Encouragement
 Critical & cre...
Course Design Commandments
 Humanize the experience
 Make textbooks valuable
 Meaningful technology
 Think multi-modal...
Interaction is Key
Online Teaching Best Practices
 Community is crucial:
 Isolation = failure
 Instructor presence
 Guest lectures, video...
Plan for Success
 Course Design Checklist
 Think in terms of experience
 Content
 Interaction
 Authentic Assessments
...
Your Homework
 Outline your course
 Content & multimedia
 Ted.com; YouTube; iTunesU; MIT Open CourseWare
 Podcast (Aud...
Resources
 Course Design Checklist
 List of highly recommended sites
 List of highly recommended tools
 Mercer faculty...
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Online Course Design

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

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Online Course Design

  1. 1. Mercer Summer Online Online Course Design
  2. 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. 3. Online Students Need:  Headquarters  Communication  Interaction  Support  Engagement  Encouragement  Critical & creative thinking  Response, response, response
  4. 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. 5. Interaction is Key
  6. 6. Online Teaching Best Practices  Community is crucial:  Isolation = failure  Instructor presence  Guest lectures, video, campus resources  Collaboration  But not always group projects
  7. 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. 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. 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

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