Essentials of Online Course Design A Standards-Based Guide

ISBN-10: 0415873002
ISBN-13: 9780415873000
Edition: 2011
List price: $24.99
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Description: In spite of the proliferation of online learning in Higher education, creating an online course can still evoke a good deal of frustration, negativity, and wariness in the teachers who need to create them.The Essential Guide to Online Course Design  More...

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Book details

List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 2/4/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

In spite of the proliferation of online learning in Higher education, creating an online course can still evoke a good deal of frustration, negativity, and wariness in the teachers who need to create them.The Essential Guide to Online Course Design takes a fresh, thoughtfully designed, step-by-step approach to online course development. At its core, is a set of standards that are based on best practices in the field of online learning and teaching. Pedagogical, organizational and visual design principles are presented and modeled throughout the book. Users will quickly learn from the guide's hands-on approach. The course design process begins with the course designer using the elements of a classroom syllabus that, after a series of guided steps, easily evolves into an online course outline.The guide's key features include:An online course design standards-checklist that readers can use to self-evaluate their online courseA practical, straight-forward approach that is informed by theoryA clean interior design that offers straight-forward guidance from page 1.Clear and jargon-free languageLoads of examples, screen shots, "sticky notes," and illustrations to clarify and support the text.A companion website provides examples, adaptable templates, interactive learning features and an array of online resources.In short, The Essential Guide to Online Course Design serves as a best-practice model for designing online courses. After reading this book, readers will find that preparing for online teaching is, contrary to popular belief, a satisfying and engaging experience. The core issue is simply good design ... pedagogical, organizational, and visual.

Preface
Introduction to this guide
Orientation to online teaching and learning
Tour ��� Online Course Setup
Writing for an online course
Visual design basics
Engaging the online learner
Activities that engage
Using engaging resources
Assessment and feedback
Building the course foundation ��� Outcomes, syllabus, and course online
Creating the Structure ��� The Online Lessons
Devising and Writing Learning Outcomes
Using the Standards Checklist

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