The goal of this course is to help teachers get started with online course design. While teachers know how to design a course for the face-to-face environment, they don't always have the knowledge required to design an online one. Designing online courses requires a paradigm shift in thinking about what a course is and how it is delivered. It can be more challenging than most expect. For this reason, we've created this course to aid in easing the transition and in creating an online course that meets the needs of both students and teachers.
This course introduces participants to best practices for online course design, and it provides an Online Course Planning Document to use while planning and designing online courses. A course facilitator will review submitted design documents and provide feedback to course participants. This course focuses on course design and is not platform specific; therefore, it is relevant to all users, no matter the system participants plan to use for delivering courses.