Lesson 1 - Introduction to Teaching Online
In this lesson, the history and development of online teaching and learning is discussed along with a number of forms of online instruction. Also covered are good elements of instructional design and workload estimation.
Lesson 2 - Differences and Similarities
In this lesson, the differences in online versus on-the-ground is detailed along with guidelines for developing and conducting online courses. Course organization and navigation are discussed along with examples.
Lesson 3 - Finding and Using Online Resources
This lesson covers online research. Resources for online research are detailed along with links to online libraries and databases that may be helpful in creating an online course.
Lesson 4 - Course Management Software
Course management systems and less formal methods used to develop online courses such as websites, links and assessment software are discussed.
Lesson 5 - Communication Alternatives
Tips to communicate effectively in an online course are covered in this lesson including e-mail and synchronous and asynchronous discussion boards.
Lesson 6 - Assignment Alternatives
This lesson discusses non-web-based and web-based online assignments online assignments. The information provided will help you find, evaluate and cite information for your online course.
Lesson 7 - Assessment Alternatives
Learn to conduct effective assessments. Test item categories are detailed and information on improving test questions for online assessment and some of the benefits and drawbacks found in online assessments are discussed.