Monday, 23 April 2012 08:00

Mapping-Out Your Course

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Mapping-Out Your CourseBefore traveling to a new destination you usually consult a map. Why wouldn’t you do the same before designing your course? In a sense, creating a new course is an exciting new adventure. Course mapping helps you outline your destination and ensure your outcomes and assessments are aligned.

Monday, 23 April 2012 16:21

Cutting Edge

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Cutting EdgeWith all the technology out there, how you do decide what is appropriate for your course and, more importantly, what will help students learn? New applications and tools are being created for online learning and collaboration at a fast rate and as exciting as these trends may be...

Monday, 23 April 2012 16:12

Lesson Cycle

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How to plan an online moduleIn the online environment, planning a module is much like planning a lesson for a face-to-face course. Many models for lesson planning exist. The one you choose will depend upon your specific needs. Regardless of the model selected, a typical lesson includes the following segments:

Monday, 23 April 2012 15:37

ARCS

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ARCSThe ARCS (Attention, Relevance, Confidence, Satisfaction) model focuses on the motivation of the learner. Adult learners generally need to know that the information they are learning is relevant, practical, and builds on their own experiences and knowledge. By building motivation into a design...

Friday, 20 April 2012 21:31

Design Models

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Design ModelsIf design models seem like common sense, investigate a model that is more precise and tailored to your specific objectives. For example, an apprentice program or practicum course may benefit from a simple assessment by asking questions such as: