Designing a Distance Learning Course

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Designing a Distance Learning Course by Mind Map: Designing a Distance Learning Course

1. Start Here

1.1. Technical requirements

1.1.1. Hardware system minimum requrements Headset & microphone

1.1.2. plugins Adobe reader Flash Player QuickTime player

1.2. Browser tune up

1.3. Syllabus

1.4. Syllabus quiz

2. Course description

2.1. Description and outline

2.2. Welcome video

3. Course Content

3.1. 1. Introduction

3.1.1. What is online teaching?

3.1.2. The limitations and the potential of the online environment

3.1.3. The different forms of online teaching Web enhanced hybrid fully online

3.1.4. The truth and the myth about teaching online

3.1.5. What does it take to teach online? Technology skills Other

3.2. 2. Planning your Online Course

3.2.1. The ADDIE model

3.2.2. Writing clear objectives

3.2.3. Storyboarding Is it the same as an outline? Techniques & tools

3.3. 3. Content presentation

3.3.1. Creating Online lectures as: Text (HTML & PDF) Cons & Pros Best Practices Tools and techniques Slide presentation Cons & Pros Best Practices Tools and techniques video Cons & Pros Best Practices Tools and techniques web conferencing Cons & Pros Best Practices Tools and techniques

3.3.2. iCollege basics Header and footer File manager basics Creating a folder structure upload, download, delete, rename, etc Create Web Dav connection create folders (organizer pages) Add files custom look and layout Using Custom Icons

3.4. 4. Learning Activities

3.4.1. Authentic activities Characteristics of authentic activities Can that be done online? Using the web as a resource

3.4.2. Designing communication tools Synchronous (WIMBA) Asynchronous (iCollege discussions) Threaded Blog Journal Student Groups Selective release (briefly) Best practices for designing communication activities Online Etiquette

3.5. 5. Incorporating Multimedia

3.5.1. What is multimedia

3.5.2. How it can enrich your course

3.5.3. Media Images Cons and pros Best practices Audio Cons and pros best practices Video Cons and pros best practices GPC Windows Media Server Podcast Cons and pros best practices USG podcasting server Animation Cons and pros best practices

3.5.4. Embedding web video (Youtube, Blip.TV, etc.)

3.5.5. ADA compliance & section 508

3.5.6. Copyright and the murky world of fair use

3.5.7. Introduction to WIMBA voice tools

3.6. 6. Online Assessment

3.6.1. Tying assessment tools to instructional objectives

3.6.2. Types of questions (Bloom's Taxonomy)

3.6.3. What makes a good assessment

3.6.4. Assessment in iCollege Assessments Types Respondus Advanced Techniques Assignments individual assignments Group assignments Sign up sheets Graded Discussions Grading forms

3.6.5. Tips & tricks to minimize cheating Respondus Lockdown browser Other techniques

3.7. 7. Preparing the students for your online course

3.7.1. The online syllabus Why all the way at the end? Structure - components (GPC Online guidelines) The syllabus as a contract The syllabus as a calendar The syllabus as a map

3.7.2. Orientation / welcome video

3.7.3. Start-up checklist

3.7.4. Anticipating problems Technical problems Learning / communication style problems Field-dependentce Field-independence Cultural background

3.7.5. Dry runs / low-stake assignments

3.7.6. support mechanisms Glossary FAQs other

3.8. 8. Managing your online course

3.8.1. Record keeping & file management File manager - revisited Folder structure file naming considerations Desktop mirror image multiple versions of files Naming conventions (student assignmentss)

3.8.2. Managing communication flow Announcement tool How to use it What to use it for email rules your availability Channeling to discussion Virtual office hours

3.8.3. Fostering asynchronous discussion

3.8.4. Managing synchronous communication

3.8.5. Guidelines for student participation assigning grades frequency quality

3.8.6. Providing feedback iCollege Gradebook Affective considerations

3.8.7. Providing advice and support

3.8.8. Wrap up End of course video Recommended readings We are here to help

4. Communication Center

4.1. General Discussions

4.1.1. Lounge Area

4.1.2. Questions about the course

4.1.3. Technical Issues

4.1.4. Useful Links

4.2. WIMBA room for synchronous sessions

4.3. WIMBA room for virtual office hours

4.4. Mid course survey

4.5. Final survey

5. Resources

5.1. How did we do that

5.2. Sorted links

5.3. Interactive Glossary