A Guide to Online Course Design: Strategies for Student Success

Overview

This book offers a much-needed resource for faculty and professional staff to build quality online courses by focusing on quality standards in instructional design and transparency in learning outcomes in the design of online courses. It includes effective instructional strategies to motivate online learners, help them become more self-directed, and develop academic skills to persist and successfully complete a program of study online. It also includes a more in-depth understanding of instructional design ...
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Overview

This book offers a much-needed resource for faculty and professional staff to build quality online courses by focusing on quality standards in instructional design and transparency in learning outcomes in the design of online courses. It includes effective instructional strategies to motivate online learners, help them become more self-directed, and develop academic skills to persist and successfully complete a program of study online. It also includes a more in-depth understanding of instructional design principles to support faculty as they move their face-to-face courses to the online environment.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118462669
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/21/2014
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 333,119
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Tina Stavredes has more than fifteen years of experience in online learning. Currently, she is chief academic officer of online services at Corinthian Colleges, Inc. Formerly, she was with Capella University serving in a number of roles including director of curriculum, associate dean, chair, and as a Harold Able distinguished faculty member. Her experience includes managing high-performing online faculty members and developing quality online courses.

Tiffany Herder is a curriculum and instructional designer, collaborating with faculty and cross-functional staff to create quality learning experiences. She has worked in online learning for more than ten years. Formerly, she was a senior instructional designer for Capella University.

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Table of Contents

Exhibits and Figures ix

Preface xi

About the Authors xvii

PART 1 An Introduction to Persistence and Quality Design 1

1 Quality Design to Support Learner Persistence 3

2 The Instructional Design Process 13

PART 2 Analysis of Learners and Learning Outcomes 21

3 Analysis of Online Learner Characteristics and Needs 23

4 Analysis of Learning Outcomes and Competencies 33

PART 3 Design of Course Assessments and Sequence 51

5 Design of Course Assessments 53

6 Sequence of Instruction 69

PART 4 Design of Instructional Strategies 77

7 Foundations of Transformative Learning 79

8 Selection of Instructional Materials 91

9 Design of Effective Course Activities 115

PART 5 Development of Instruction 137

10 Development of Instructional Materials 139

11 Organizing the Course Environment 161

PART 6 Implementation and Evaluation 171

12 Course Evaluations and Maintenance 173

Final Remarks 187

References 189

Index 195

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