Essay about Online Course Design

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Online Design
The next phase of the new program and course development process is to examine, research, and design the new proposed course as an online course. Online course delivery options must be explored. A variety of resources need to identified to successfully develop a new online course. These resources may include a variety of publications, possibly even the oversight of a faculty mentor. California State University, Chico provides a detailed site for the development of an online course. In developing the new course in public management as an online course the Chico State rubric was used as a guide that helped with the design of the online delivery system. I have found that use of rubrics in online design is supported by
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2. Good course planning and good teaching are universal.
3. Course planning begins with course objectives and clear specific student outcomes.
4. Interactivity is an essential component of online teaching and learning, with the understanding that successful online education is dependent upon interaction among participants” (Kearsley 1998).
After further investigation into the actual planning of an online course I decided that the focus needed to be on the development of learning activities, and that my next step should be to create a visual plan for the course design, including the actual web design, layout, and components. Another key consideration is the types of online tools that will be used, especially tools which promote interactivity and collaborative learning. An additional consideration was made to teach to identify the necessary support that would be needed to sustain the resources that will necessary to support online delivery of the course.
The first major step was to develop the content and topics that supported the student learning outcomes. These topics and course content were developed, really chunked into course modules. Each module would have a separate online area, a web page. A set of objectives was developed for each module, along with a set of materials and resources, activities, collaborative exercises, and assessments. Keeping all other activities aligned with the student learning outcomes would ensure students were

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