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Quality Online Course Design Tips


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Quality Online Course Design Tips

  1. 1. What MAKES good online course design?<br />By<br />Wendy Allen Brunner<br />
  2. 2. How do you design a “traditional” course?Start with ADDIE<br />
  3. 3. ADDIE<br />Analyze<br />Design<br />Develop<br />Implement<br />Evaluate<br />
  4. 4. Verbal-Linguistic<br />Focus thinking on language: speaking, writing, reading, listening<br />Logical-Mathematical<br />Reasoning & thinking: inductive and deductive logic, numeration, abstract patterns<br />Naturalist<br />Loves the outdoors, appreciates flora and fauna species, nature<br />Bodily-Kinesthetic<br />Involves physical movement and knowledge of the body; usually large muscle activity;<br />Nine <br />Patterns <br />Of<br />Thinking<br />Musical <br />Responds to acoustic patterns, sounds, rhythms, and tempo<br />Interpersonal<br />Oriented toward social or group relationship<br />Intrapersonal<br />Intuitive & introspective: self-knowledge (not introverted but reserved)<br />Visual-Spatial<br />Organizes things spatially; thinks in images; imaginative<br />ExistentialistLearn in the context of where humankind stands in the “big Picture” of existence <br />(Howard Gardner – Harvard University -1983 & Rev 2004)<br />
  5. 5. Your students?<br />
  6. 6. Model the behavior you want to see<br />Introduction<br />Respond to student introductions<br />When responding, include a student’s relevant remarks in quotes<br />
  7. 7. Expect learners to contribute to class discussions.<br />Encourage divergent opinions.<br />Solicit students’ personal, professional experiences.<br />Make sure not just a few people on soap boxes.<br />Judge quality, not quantity of posts.<br />
  8. 8. Expect learners to communicate with each other, not just you.<br />Don’t try to control the conversation.<br />Do not respond to every posting. Participate, not dominate.<br />
  9. 9. Clarity, Clarity, Clarity.<br />Beginning online learners need structure. Set due dates, and benchmark dates.<br />Make your objectives, goals and expectations explicit for every single task.<br />Prompt feedback is a must!<br />
  10. 10. Please Thank My Students…<br />
  11. 11. References<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />