Put your course online now, without sacrificing pedagogicalquality
Conquering the Content: A Blueprint for Online Course Designand Development, Second Edition is a highly practical guide tocreating online courses. With guidance on incorporating learningtheory into online course content, as well as a host of templates,learning guides, and sample files, this book furnishes instructorsand instructional designers with the information and toolsthey need to design and develop their course content to betterserve online students. This second edition introduces relevancestatements and time-saving tips as well as content maps whichprovide a scaffold for content organization and help studentsanchor the topics in their memories for retrieval. Readers willgain expert insight and best practices for designing within therapidly changing online learning environment and learn toincorporate recent advances that can improve student outcomes.Because the book is designed to focus on online teaching pedagogy,it won't go out of date as specific tools change.
Nearly one-third of all students in higher education are takingat least one online class, and online hybrid classes are becomingmore widespread. Distance learning is becoming the norm, butcreating an online class is more complex than just posting coursecontent on a website. Conquering the Content demonstrateshow instructors can best revamp their course content to suit theonline learning environment, and provides the tools and resourcesinstructors need to transfer their effectiveness from the classroomto the online environment. Learn how to:
* Create student-friendly navigation structures that support whatis known about the brain and learning
* Organize content based on priority, flow, and easynavigation
* Create assessments that work within the parameters of an onlinecourse
* "Chunk" information to facilitate better processing
Time is of the essence in getting a course online, but it'simportant that pedagogy not get lost in the crush of new content.Course design is just as critical as course content when it comesto distance learning outcomes, and Conquering the Contentprovides a holistic and practical approach to effective onlinecourse development.