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Essentials of online course design : a standards-based guide

Author: Marjorie Vai; Kristen Sosulski
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2016.
Series: Essentials of online learning series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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In spite of the proliferation of online learning, creating online courses can still evoke a good deal of frustration, negativity, and wariness in those who need to create them. The second edition of Essentials of 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marjorie Vai; Kristen Sosulski
ISBN: 9781138780156 1138780154 9781138780163 1138780162
OCLC Number: 900867967
Description: xviii, 232 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: Foreword from the first edition --
Preface --
The Routledge essentials of online learning series --
Introduction to this guide --
Orientation to online teaching and learning --
Elements of an online course: a tour --
Language and writing style --
Visual design basics --
Engaging the online learner --
Activities and tools: working collaboratively and independently --
Resources that engage --
Assessment and feedback --
Building the course foundation: outcomes, syllabus, and course outline --
Structuring the course content: the outline presentation --
Appendix A: Writing learning outcomes --
Appendix B: Using the standards checklist.
Series Title: Essentials of online learning series.
Responsibility: Marjorie Vai and Kristen Sosulski.

Abstract:

In spite of the proliferation of online learning, creating online courses can still evoke a good deal of frustration, negativity, and wariness in those who need to create them. The second edition of Essentials of 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, and users will quickly learn from the guide's hands-on approach. The course design process begins with the elements of a classroom syllabus which, after a series of guided steps, easily evolve into an online course outline. The guide's key features include: a practical approach informed by theory; clean interior design that offers straightforward guidance from page one; clear and jargon-free language; examples, screenshots, and illustrations to clarify and support the text; a checklist of online course design standards that readers can use to self-evaluate; a companion website with examples, adaptable templates, interactive learning features, and online resources. Essentials of 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 a satisfying and engaging experience. The core issue is simply good design: pedagogical, organizational, and visual.
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