I really like simple lists. Maybe a way oversimplified list with links for additional details if I would like to venture down that path and learn more. I don’t have to click all the links – just the ones I want. I have not found much in the “simple” category lately, so I guess we try and build our own! You may not be developing an online course, however, you are developing online components of your course regardless of modality.
Best practices in teaching don’t change based on modality – they are still the same. How you achieve them might differ based on modality. With this in mind when you review online course design best practices, read them with a lens for your modality. Do the recommendations make sense for your course? Not sure – let us help you decide.
Remote/Hybrid/Online Course Development in 10 steps:
STEP 1: Brush up on my Moodle skills.
STEP 2: Review and spend time with the IDs OSCQR Top 15 best practices in course design.
Step 3: Meet with an instructional designer to develop a Personal Development Plan (PDP) on course design and training needed to teach.
Step 4: Complete a course planning worksheet (note this can be used in your syllabus).
Step 5: Ask the ATC to import the IDS Moodle course template. Use the template material and fill in the blanks where needed.
Step 6: Complete Getting Started Course Development checklist and follow the steps on building introduction through week 1 of course.
Step 7: Meet with an instructional designer to develop a Personal Development Plan (PDP) on course design and training needed to teach.
Step 8: Following your format of week 1 – develop weeks 2, 3, …. Following OSCQR top 15 as a guide. It’s ok if your course is not 100% complete before week 1, as long as week 1 is ready by week 1! 🙂
Step 9: Meet with an instructional designer to seek feedback and assistance.
Step10. Ask students for feedback in course design (maybe weeks 2, 5, & 9)
“How-to” do steps 1-10 [in a Google doc] – current how-to steps 1-3. 4+ coming soon
Step 11 (after the dust settles): Improve!
- Connect with FPD for local and national PD opportunities
- Inquire about Online Learning Consortium (OLC) institute training
- Connect with other faculty and share courses
- Connect and participate with the CTL!
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