The Instructional Design in E-Learning course was by far my favorite class. Since this course was the third that I took, I feel as if I had enough background and insight to really begin to dig into my teaching and how what I had been learning could be applied. I have created several artifacts displaying how I would implement strong instructional design. These artifacts include a course analysis, focusing on the types of learners that the class is geared toward; next, learning guides were created to establish the goals and outcomes for particular modules. Alignment charts were then able to be produced, illustrating various course activities that would fulfill the objectives and outcomes set out. The activities page walks through a sample absorb-do-connect activity that meets particular course objectives, and the assessments page presents the assessment tool used to evaluate students' work. Lastly, a syllabus introduces students to the course and provides them with an outline of how the semester will unfold.
Working on these various components helped to solidify and clarify each element of my course, and the progression of the class became much clearer. Setting out concrete goals and objectives for each module and organizing engaging and varied activities around those objectives helps to establish a strongly designed class.
EDUC 763--Instructional Design in E-Learning
Course Description: Learn how to create online courses that work efficiently. By understanding how people learn and how to design the experience conceptually and aesthetically, you can shape an effective and engaging learning experience. The course also addresses blended learning environments, synchronous and asynchronous concerns, the use of a variety of media such as video and audio along with accessibility concerns, and effective evaluation of online course design.
Course Learning Outcomes