Planning and Preparing for Online Course Development
Developing an online course requires a lot of planning and preparation. In addition to the development process itself, you will also need to plan for a number of important details such as the content of each lesson, the format for the course, and the overall look and feel of the online course.
Creating a sample lesson
Creating a sample lesson for online course development requires careful planning. You need to consider how you’ll introduce the subject, how you’ll use the new grammar and vocabulary, and how you’ll assess students’ understanding. You also need to think about the audience’s needs.
You need to get students interested in the subject. You’ll also need to think about how you’ll structure the lesson, what skills you’ll need to convey, and what knowledge you’ll need to impart.
One way to do this is to create a simple graphic that describes key learning concepts. You can also make a video to explain concepts. Try to use music or song to make the concepts more memorable. You can also use images from around the house.
Your lesson plan should include reference material, including sources for the teachers. You should also consider the time you have to devote to the lesson and the materials you’ll need.
Converting existing non-HTML files to HTML
Using a tool like Adobe Captivate to convert existing non-HTML files into HTML5 is a cinch. The trick is ensuring that you save a copy of the converted files in case you ever need to go back to the drawing board. If you are developing a responsive e-learning course, you’ll want to save the mobile and desktop versions. Also, make sure to check out the new HTML5 course features in Captivate. The new features include improved interactivity, animation and a more user friendly interface.
Aside from the Captivate tools and templates, you’ll also want to check out your online library’s new library of multimedia content. The library has several multimedia-centric courses to choose from, including a collection of computer-based supplemental materials that can be used for future course projects.
Adding links to content groups and activities
Adding links to content groups and activities in online course development is a tricky business. The first thing to do is to determine what kind of links you want to be pointing at. For example, you want to be sure you are not pointing at a link that contains a student’s work and a hyperlink to a student’s home page. A more ominous task is to figure out where to insert the links. If you are having trouble figuring out where to insert the links, you can always consult a Canvas instructor for help. You might also want to consult the Canvas documentation for your specific content type to get a clearer picture of what to do and what not to do. For example, if you have a student’s work linked to their home page, you can go to the student’s home page and click on the link to their work.
Using a naming convention
Using a naming convention for online course development is important. This will help ensure that your files and documents are searchable and organized. And, it will help you avoid errors when you edit or interlink documents.
Course names should be simple and consistent. In addition to making sense, course names should also lead users to the content they need. Using a naming convention is also a great way to make sure that your e-mail messages and Web site names are consistent.
Class names contain lexical information that can be used to help ontology integration and engineering. Class prefixes are also used to identify class category. For example, the class Presenter can be represented by the prefix events. The presenter class includes a few other classes, including EventsHandler, Manager, and ActivitySingleton.
Facilitating an online course
Creating an online course requires the collaboration of multiple individuals with specific skills. This includes an understanding of technology and facilitation.
A good facilitator can inspire learners to reflect, encourage deeper learning, and foster a sense of community. Facilitators can also empower learners to take control of their own learning.
Effective communication is important for online course community development. Instructors should communicate expectations clearly and effectively. They should also be prepared to respond to disruptive students in an email.
The best facilitators have a clear understanding of their own learning objectives and the abilities and skills required to help learners meet them. They can also encourage learners to take control of their own learning and set them up for lifelong learning.
The best facilitators know how to lead without being the leader. They can also help learners understand the benefits of effective communication and provide opportunities for meaningful connections.