Fall 2010 August 23 - December 10, 2010 Dept. of Educational Technology Boise State University Instructor Information K. Diane Hall, Ed.D. Adjunct Graduate Faculty Boise State University Cell Phone: 806-433-5947 (call or text) Boise Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Personal Email: email@example.comWelcome! Email is the best way to get in contact with me and I will usually respond within 24 hours. You canalso reach me by phone or text at the number listed above.Most of our communication is done via email and discussion board. Communication has been very successful inprior classes so I will work through any questions and problems in the most convenient way possible for ourcourse. Always feel free to call me if needed. EdTech 512 Course DescriptionThis course emphasizes an instructional design approach to the development of online courses that are engagingand effective, and in alignment with standards and best practice as identified by research. Course participantswill create a fully-developed online course customized for use in their own instructional setting. Participants areguided through the process of conducting needs assessments, defining course goals and objectives, designinginstructional lesson plans, activities and materials, and assessments. Consideration is given to various models ofonline delivery, content organization and presentation, and graphic design principles. The EdTech ProgramThe Department of Educational Technology supports the study and practice of facilitating and improving learningof a diverse population by creating, using, and managing appropriate technological processes and resources.Believing technology is a tool that enhances and expands the educational environment, we promote the use ofcurrent and emergent technologies for teaching and learning in a dynamic global society. Educationaltechnologists are leaders and innovators, serving in institutions of higher education, public or private schoolsettings, federal, state or local educational agencies, and in education-related businesses in the private sector.College of Education Conceptual FrameworkDepartment of Education Technology Mission Statement Course LocationThis is an online course supported by the Moodle learning management system. The login page is located at:http://edtech.mrooms.org/ Bookmark this URL for quick access.
Course title in Moodle: EDTECH 512-4172/4173: Online Course Design (FA10).To access the course, you will login with your firstnamelastname for your user name and the first time passwordof "edtech" (you will be forced to change this password upon signing in.) I will send you the enrollment key in aseparate email which will allow you to register for our course.Technical Difficulties : On occasion, you may experience problems with accessing Moodle or class files, withyour Internet service, and/or other computer related problems. Do make me aware if a technical problemprevents you from completing coursework.BSU Help Desk (Broncomail) - http://helpdesk.boisestate.edu/students/broncomail/getting_started.shtmlMoodle Assistance – firstname.lastname@example.org Course GoalsThe following are the goals for EdTech 512: Online Course Design: • Identify learning theories and best practices as identified by research that support current approaches to effective online course design. • Identify five phases of web-based instructional design (WBID) model. • Apply five phases of web-based instructional design by creating an online course site consisting of a syllabus, a minimum of five modules, integrated learning activities and assessments, and implementation ready. • Identify principles of visual literacy. • Apply graphic design concepts and principles, and concepts of perception, in all materials design. Required Course Texts Required Text #1 Davidson-Shivers, G. & Rasmussen, K. (2006). Web-based learning: Design, implementation and evaluation. Pearson Education. ISBN: 0-13-081425-3 Required Text #2 Smith, R.M. (2008). Conquering the content: A step-by-step guide to online course design. Jossey-Bass. ISBN: 978-0787994426 Recommended Text Lohr, L. (2008). Creating graphics for learning and performance. Pearson Education. ISBN: 978-0-13-219158-6 If you took EdTech577 (now EdTech506) in the past, you may already have a copy of this book.We are going to reference it in this course as well. Where to Buy Text?Text should be ordered immediately if it has not already been purchased. You can buy at one of the following
locations:Amazon (highly recommended!)Boise State University BookstoreBarnes and NobleIf you purchase from a web site such as Half or Ebay where you can purchase text books used from individuals,please be aware that you may not receive your textbooks for several weeks after your purchase date. If everusing these types of web sites, please purchase your books several weeks in advance of the beginning of thecourse. Required Software Windows Mac Anti-Virus Software Norton Anti Virus Norton Anti Virus (Free or minimal cost) AVG Anti-Virus (Free) Web page Editing Software Dreamweaver Dreamweaver (Education discounts available) Word Processor (Education discounts Microsoft Word Word:Mac available) Safari Web Browsers IE 6/7 for Windows (Should be installed already) (Free) FireFox for Windows FireFox for Mac Flash Players Flash Player Flash Player (Free) Quick Time Quick Time Quick Time (Free) Image Editing Fireworks (or if you have another Fireworks (or if you have another Software editor, you may use it) editor, you may use it) (Various Costs) Digital Sound Recording Software Audacity Audacity (Free) Software DiscountsStudents and educators are eligible for discounts for certain software. Two places you can purchase software at adiscount are: BSU Bookstore and Academic Superstore. Check there before purchasing any software such asDreamweaver. Hardware RequirementsYou will need a computer with speakers and Internet access. High speed Internet access yields the best resultsin this class. Previous students have gotten by with 56k dial up connections, albeit with some frustration. Amicrophone will be required for this course for sound recording and potential web conferencing. A web-cam isalso strongly recommended. For best results it is recommended that you run Windows Vista, Windows XP, orWindows 2000, or Mac OSX. Older operating systems do not work well in this course.
Schedule and AssignmentsSchedule Topics Dates Activities Aug. 23-29 Module 1: Introduction & Overview Introductions, glossary entries (1 wk.) Aug. 30- Module 2: Project plans, web- Sept. 5 Create project plan, discussion forum based learning, WBID (1 wk.) Sept. 6-19 Set-up storage/web site, analysis & Module 3: Starting to Design (2 wks.) LTM Sept. 20- Backwards design & authentic Module 4: Evaluation Planning & Oct. 3 assessments; Formative/summative Concurrent Design (2 wks.) eval plans, pre-planning Plan instructional & motivational Oct. 4-17 strategies, course story board & Module 5: Concurrent Design (2 wks.) prototype, standards for online course design Typography, shape, color; copyright; Oct. 18-31 Module 6: Concurrent Design CARP design principles; set up (2 wks.) syllabus and Modules 1-2 Nov. 1-14 Module 7: Concurrent Design Set up modules 3-5; SCORM (2 wks.) Module 8: Implementation; Nov. 15-21 Implementation and summative eval. Summative Evaluation; & (1 wk.) plans; copyright information Copyright Thanksgiving Week - no class Nov. 22-28 Happy Thanksgiving! Nov. 29 – Course evaluation survey; Complete Module 9: Final Projects Dec. 10 Final Projects.Posting of Assignments: Detailed information about assignments will be posted in Moodle. Assignments beginon Monday, and are typically due the following Sunday as posted. Click the Lesson Plan link to access thisinformation in each module. Assignment and project information will be updated regularly throughout thesemester. Please check Moodle at least twice per week to read announcements and check for assignmentupdates. Also, check your email at twice per week for course related correspondence.Note that the default email address in Moodle is your BSU email address. Please check your personal informationin Moodle to see if the email address listed there is the one you with to be contacted with. If not, please changeit right away.Be aware that the university “recommends that you plan on 3-4 hours of course work per credit per week forDistance Ed classes. For example, a 3-credit class would require 9-12 hours of your time per week (BSU DistanceEducation).”Assignment Submission: All assignments must be submitted by Sunday evening on the assigned due dates inyour assignment. Assignments will be submitted in various formats whether it is via Discussion Board, Email, orposting to our student websites, etc. The methods will be outlined in each weekly assignment.Grades: Your assignments will typically be reviewed and posted within one week after the assignment due date.Depending upon the assignment, you will receive a rubric with comments or receive points earned for
assignment completion. Please check the gradebook area for your grades. If you do not have an assigned grade,please contact me.Here is a list of the assignments and projects for this semester: Assignments Points Module 1 Introduction in Moodle 25 Module 2 Project Proposal 25 Discussion – Web-based Learning 25 Module 3 Conduct A Problem Analysis 50 Learning Task Map 50 WBID Homepage Creation 25 Module 4 Formative & Summative Evaluation Plan 50 Three Pre-Planning Tasks 50 Module 5 Instructional & Motivational Strategies 40 Course Story Board & Prototype 40 Module 6 Syllabus & Modules 1-2 100 Discussion – Graphic Design Principles 25 Discussion – Learning Management Systems 25 Module 7 Modules 3 - 5 125 Discussion - SCORM 25 Module 8 Implementation Plan 50 Summative Evaluation Plan 50 Module 9 Completing Course Evaluation Survey 20 Final Project: Online Course 200 Grand Total Points 1,000Accommodations: To request academic accommodations for a disability, contact the Office of DisabilityServices, Admin 114, (208) 426-1583. Students are required to provide documentation of their disability andmeet with a Disability Specialist prior to receiving accommodations. Information about a disability or healthcondition will be regarded as confidential.Faculty Initiated Drop: Please be advised that if you do not attend class at least once during the first week,you will be dropped from class.
GradesEach assignment will be graded based on given criteria and a rubric each week as outlined in the Assignment.You can check your progress in Moodle by clicking the “Grades” link on the left-hand navigation bar. Progress isupdated as assignments are evaluated throughout the semester.Your final grade will be based on the following scale: A 900-1000 B 800-899 C 700-799 D 600-699 F 599 & Below Course ExpectationsCourse work in EDTECH 512 is divided into 15 weeks of the semester. The 16th week is used for grading. Expectto spend approximately 9 hours per week on this course. The amount of time actually needed will depend onentry level skills and knowledge. This is an advanced elective course synthesizing skills and knowledge gained inyour core classes the Masters program. A familiarity with html, instructional design models, instructionalmessage design, and online teaching provide a good foundation for this course. If you are missing one or moreof these areas, anticipate the possibility of needing more time to synthesize and apply course content.The types of assignments and the level of interactivity vary from week-to-week. This is not a self-paced course. Iwill always try my best to give clear directions on what, where, when, and how in the weekly assignment folder.Communication with the instructor and/or students in the class can be readily accomplished through the email,group functions, and instant chat. A Student Lounge is provided in the Discussion Board. This provides anopportunity for you to visit with other class members and discuss topics related and not related to this course.I will provide as many opportunities for us to discuss questions and problems as a class as possible. You will seeinformation posted in our assignments. Standards Addressed in CourseThe assignments in this course have been aligned to the Standards for the Accreditation of School MediaSpecialist and Educational Technology Programs: http://www.aect-members.org/standards/standards2004.doc Standard Assignment Standard 2: DEVELOPMENT 2.4 Integrated Technologies “Integrated technologies are ways to produce and deliver materials which Final Project encompass several forms of media under the control of a computer” Standard 4: MANAGEMENT 4.0 Management Implementation Plan “Management involves controlling Instructional Technology through
planning, organizing, coordinating, and supervising” 4.1 Project Management “Project management involves planning, monitoring, and controlling Implementation Plan instructional design and development projects” 4.2 Resource Management “Resource management involves planning, monitoring, and controlling Implementation Plan resource support systems and services” 4.3 Delivery System Management “Delivery system management involves planning, monitoring and controlling ‘the method by which distribution of instructional materials is Final Project organized’ . . . [It is] a combination of medium and method of usage that is employed to present instructional information to a learner” Standard 5: EVALUATION 5.3 Formative and Summative Evaluation “Formative evaluation involves gathering information on adequacy and Formative/Summative using this information as a basis for further development. Summative Project evaluation involves gathering information on adequacy and using this information to make decisions about utilization” Late AssignmentsSometimes situations occur that prevent us from working on our assignments on time especially with many ofyour busy schedules. During the course, every student will be permitted one late assignment without losing anypoints; however, the assignment cannot be turned in more than a week late. Any other assignments that are latepast this first initial late assignment will have one letter grade per day deducted from it.During the last two weeks of class, all assignments must be turned in on time and cannot be submitted late.The instructor is not responsible for any text or software that is not obtained in enough time to complete theassignments. Academic HonestyFor this course, we will be adhering to the BSU Student Code of Conduct along with generally accepted Fair UsePolicies for Instructors. We will also observe U.S. copyright laws in this course. Several great links to copyrightinformation are available on the BSU Academic Technologies site at: http://itc.boisestate.edu/resource.htmAccording to the BSU Student Code of Conduct: "Cheating or plagiarism in any form is unacceptable. TheUniversity functions to promote the cognitive and psychosocial development of all students. Therefore, all worksubmitted by a student must represent her/his own ideas, concepts, and current understanding. Academicdishonesty also includes submitting substantial portions of the same academic course work to more than onecourse for credit without prior permission of the instructor(s)."For this course the following standards will be used: • All students are expected to create original works for each assignment. Projects and papers written for other courses should not be reused for this class. To fairly assess each student, original work is needed in order to assure everybody is receiving the most out of the class and that the concepts are understood. • All project text should be original text written by each student. Any content that is referenced or has small amounts of material quoted should be cited using APA format. • Images or other media used in projects should be original, used with permission, or come from public
domain. Terms and conditions for usage should be checked before being used.In the event of academic dishonesty a complaint is filed with the BSU Student Conduct Office with supportingdocumentation. This complaint remains on file and actions may be taken against the student (e.g., loss or credit,reduction in grade, etc.).