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ERIC Number: ED501904
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Sep
Pages: 114
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-1-8918-5940-4ISBN-978-1-89185-940-3
Essential Elements: Prepare, Design, and Teach Your Online Course
Elbaum, Bonnie; McIntyre, Cynthia; Smith, Alese
Atwood Publishing
This guide is based on a model developed from experience with hundreds of online courses. The authors are members of The Concord Consortium, a nonprofit educational technology lab dedicated to improving teaching practices through the appropriate integrated use of technology in the classroom. Based on their experience, the authors offer the Concord Consortium e-Learning Model, which provides a working overview of online teaching, and seventeen elements presented in three sections (prepare, design and teach) that take the reader step-by-step through the necessary steps to put the Concord model into practice. Contents include: (1) Introduction (The Concord Consortium e-Learning Model for Online Courses; Pre-Questionnaire 1: Goals; Pre-Questionnaire 2: Instructor Training and Requirements; and Pre-Questionnaire 3: Technical Requirements and Administrative Support); (2) Section 1. Prepare for Your Online Course (Prepare to teach online; Build a course outline; Create a course schedule with clear deadlines; Plan for ongoing quality assurance; Ensure support from your administration; and Provide technical support); (3) Section 2. Design Your Online Course (Format your course so that students can focus on the content; Design a learning community that is collaborative, engaging, and inclusive; Find and use appropriate course materials and resources; Develop rich, relevant activities to support your learning objectives; Include a balanced mixture of individual and group learning activities; Recognize that pacing in an online course is different; and Provide equal accessibility to all students); and (4) Section 3. Teach Your Online Course (Provide a comprehensive set of informational materials; Facilitate discussions in a way that keeps students on-task, promotes full participation, and encourages peer collaboration; Engage with your students without over-engaging; and Assess student work and provide feedback.) Three appendices are included: (1) Accessibility Web Sites; (2) List of Resources; and (3) Essential Checklist.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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