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a step by step process: readings and resources

Online Course Development: at-a-glance

You use these steps to guide your online course development.



1. Reflect:

Process: Explore, Consider Possibilities, Question Assumptions, Observe Exemplar Online Courses, Air Concerns, Get Answers.

-Create a Course Profile - example
-Detail Course Information - example
-Self-Assess - Computer skills
-Use the course review checklists to guide your course design and development.

2. Connect:

Process: Draw Connections, Consider Differences, Reconceptualize Learning Activities for the Online Environment.

-Create an orientation to your course in your course development tool.*
-Use the checklist as a formative guide for steps 1 and 2 in the design of your online course.
-View:What Works?: LD Basics for the Online Classroom presented by Alexandra M. Pickett (Duration: 00:59:24)

3. Organize:

Process: Chunk and Sequence Content, Draft Structure.

-Set up Modules in your course development tool.
-View:Keys to Success: Are You Ready to Develop an Online Course? presented by Alexandra Pickett (Duration: 00:35:00)

4. Build: Process:

Consider the options and limitations of the online teaching and learning environment, Move from theory to effective design and practices.

-Climb the learning curve in your course development tool.
-Design Learning Activities for each Module.
-View: Teaching Presence and Class Community presented by Alexandra Pickett (Duration: 00:66:05)
-Use the checklist as a formative guide for steps 3 and 4 in the design of your online course.
-Create ways to Collect Descriptive Feedback from your students and Create a Culminating Activity

5. Refine:

Process: Review-revise-refine, critique, Take the Student Perspective.

-Review and walk through your course and make revisions.
-Use the Course Review Rubric to conduct a formal course review of your course.

6. Implement:

Process: Prepare to Pilot your Course.

-Learn and practice course management skills.

7. Evolve:

Process: Commit to Iteration.

-Review, evaluate, and revise your course.
-Take the teaching presence online self-assessment survey and then revise your course accordingly .


*course development tool: e.g., Moodle, BlackBoard, WebCT, ANGEL, etc.


Culminating Resources:

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