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American Experience Initiative Grant


This module's learning objectives:

  • Navigate an online environment as a studentcompass
  • Review best practices in creating online learning experiences
  • Self-Assess Online Teaching Competencies: Optional (results are confidential)
  • Participate in an online discussion using the Blackboard Discussion forum tool

This module's topics:

  • Overview of course navigation and resources in Blackboard
  • Competencies important to onlineteaching
  • Introductions to onlinelearning community

Your learning activities for this module include:

  • Read:
    • Backwards Design & Alignment Overview
    • Course Development (25-page excerpt from Teaching Online: A Practical Guide)
  • Review:
    • Step 1: Delivering Measurable Learning Objectives
    • Step 2: Aligning Assessments with Learning Objectives
    • Step 3: Aligning Learning Activities with Objectives
    • Step 4: Using Tools and Technology
  • Participate:
    • Introduce Yourself Discussion Forum
    • Module Polls
  • Submit:
    • Reflection: Where Do I Start?
    • Preparing to Teach Online (Optional Self-Assessment)

Discuss: Introduce Yourself

Please create a thread and respond to the questions below labeling your response as Part 1 and Part 2.

Part 1: Let's hear your story...

  • Where do you work and what do you do?
  • Describe your teaching experience.
  • Have you taught an online or hybrid course before?
  • What are your expectations for this workshop?

Part 2: Where are you right now?

Where are you currently located? Describe the room or environment around you as you type your message. What can you see through your window(s)? What’s on your desk?

Optional: If you're feeling adventurous, you can include a picture with your post or participate in the map activity below.

Post your initial response early in the week and then return to respond to the posts of at least two of your colleagues. 

Designing an Online Course: Where Do I Start?

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Read: Course Development (25 Pages excerpt from Teaching Online: A practical Guide)

Chapter 3: Course Design and Development (Excerpt). From Teaching Online: A Practical Guide, by Ko, Susan; Rossen, Steve. 3ed. pp. 63-87. Routledge, Chapman, and Hall (US) [aka Taylor and Francis Group], 2010. (25 pages).

Click here to access Chapter 3

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