Designing and Teaching Online Course

What is “Online Learning”
–uses technology, typically by way of Internet
–some cases, no live teacher

How many Online Students
–Sloan Consortium says 1 million K-12
–4 million college students took at least one on-line course in 2008

MIT, Open Courseware Consortium, started in 2001
Abilene Christian U, iPhones

21st century learning environment blend physical and digital infrastructures to seamlessly support learning.

SCORM
-Sharable Content Object Reference Model
-collection of standards and specifications for web-based e-learning
–Originally developed by US DOD, standard by which most online courses follow

CMS
-Content Management System
Examples include: web hosting company software, WordPress, Joomla

Creating Your Own Website
–insert your course into existing virtual school structure
–can also go your own direction, using your own website

Learning management System
–software for delivering, tracking, and managing training.
–Blackboard, Desire2Learn, Moodle
WE USE EDLINE

Overview of Kilgore’s admin view of Moodle course
–view when students access and their use of site

Exams
–students can log-in and take exams
–can restrict time students can log-in
I AM USING QUIA TO DO THIS SAME TASK WHILE I AM AWAY AT TCEA CONFERENCE
–Can review the time each students took to complete the exam, review if students rushed through exam
–Randomize questions and answer options each time exam is taken

Course Design
-eLearnig Authoring Tool
–Adobe Learnign Suite
CouseLab
–Joomla
–Lectora

CourseLab
–Russian site; however, good use of English
–Free, but templates limited
–Add-ons, but cost money
–Building questions and resoruces within page

SitePal
–online virtual talking head
–animated with audio

Discover Education
–able to download videos useful to individual courses
ALSO HAS THE ABILITY TO CREATE QUIZZES DIRECTLY IN DISCOVERY WEBSITE DIRECTLY

Moodle
–entire course contained within CMS
–PowerPoint lecture

Kilgore’s references

Linroy Kilgore, John Paul II Houston

lki

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