Online Design

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Note by DSchneider 11:42, 20 May 2006 (MEST): This article has been started at some point by someone, the title is misleading and should be changed. Either this should be about a specific design method or maybe be made into a general e-learning design piece

1 Introduction

This articles is inspired from Principles of Online Design, a tutorial describing how to build an online course. We will try to make this article shorter and to add other information from other #Online Resources.

2 Principles of Online Design

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Instruction Design

2.2.1 Instructional & Audience Analysis

  1. Formal or informal instructional and audience analyses should be conducted prior to the onset of a course design.
  2. Instructional analysis should determine the suitability of a course for online delivery with present technology capability.
  3. Instructional analysis should determine areas of knowledge and skills involved in achieving instructional goals.
  4. Audience analysis should determine the learner's personal characteristics, intellectual skills, subject knowledge level, and the purpose of taking the course.
  5. Audience analysis should also include the learner's technology skills and previous experiences with online courses.

2.2.2 Goals & Objectives

  1. Course learning goals and objectives should be stated in a manner that is clear and measurable
  2. Course learning goals and objectives should be publicly available and explicitly communicated to the learner.

2.2.3 Instructional Activities

  1. Specific instructional activities should be directed toward providing learners with the necessary skills, knowledge, and experience required to meet the goals and objectives of the course.

2.3 Interaction & Feedback

2.4 Instructional Media

2.5 Courses Management

2.6 Support Services

3 Online Resources

More about the Principles of Online Design: