By the end of this course, participants are able to:
- Use principles of instructional design and nationally-recognized quality standards to evaluate, design, or redesign online courses.
- Demonstrate knowledge of legal issues surrounding online courses including academic integrity, course material accessibility, copyright considerations, and other university resources and policies.
- Create authentic assessments of learning that appropriately align with course learning objectives.
- Apply research-based principles of instruction to create learner-centered, interactive, online learning activities that promote student success.
- Establish an effective online instructional persona that is present throughout the course and fosters a sense of collaborative community among learners.
- Develop strategies for managing time, communication, and instructor/student roles in online courses.
This course was rapidly developed to provide guidance and a model of transitioning to remote teaching in response to the pandemic which forced the University to cancel face-to-face courses.