E-learning Course Design Outline


Below is a detailed table of contents for the E-learning Course Design course:

About this course
Goals and objectives
Course outline
Requirements
How do I communicate?
How will I learn?
How will I be graded?
Quiz exercises
How do I start?
Introduction to online course design
Goals and objectives
Basic definition of training
Some basic learning theory
History of training
Online learning trends
Business rationale
Course management
Systems for delivering and managing training
Learning management systems
Systems for authoring training
Course related software
Which systems should we use?
Asynchronous vs. synchronous learning
Types of online interaction
Summary of online interaction models
Format of online information
Quiz
Summary
Further reading
Assignment 1
Goals
Description
Grading
Submitting your report
Understanding learning theories
Goals and objectives
Learning styles
Why study learning styles?
VAK theory
Bernice McCarthy’s 4MAT system
Kolb’s Learning Style Inventory model
Which theory is right?
The learning process
Three representational modes
Self, metacognition, cognition, knowledge
Domains of learning
Arousal
Feedback
Practice, practice, practice
What does it all mean?
Learning theories
Nine events of instruction
ARCS model
Component display theory
Elaboration theory
Constructivism
What does it all mean?
Quiz
Summary
Further reading
Web search assignment
Instructional design process
Goals and objectives
Instructional design model
Learning outcomes and competencies
Analysis phase
Design phase
Development phase
Implementation phase
Verification phase
Quiz
Summary
Further reading
Analysis
Goals and objectives
Overview
Audience analysis
Identify the characteristics of learners
Understand the needs of online learners
Focus on the audience
Determine the learning goals and outcomes
Teaching vs. learning goals
Learning goals
Examples of learning goals
Course learning goals
Breaking down learning goals
Using action verbs
Learning outcomes
SMART learning outcomes
Determine any business goals
Quiz
Summary
Designing the course
Goals and objectives
Steps in planning a course
Organize the information
Modules and lessons
Course outlines
Storyboards
Methods for organizing instruction
Refine the course learning outcomes
Determine the assessments
Summative and formative assessments
Types of assessments
Performance measurement with a quiz
Performance measurement with a practical test
Who needs assessments?
Choose learning activities
Case studies
Practice drills
Simulations
Hands-on activities
Learning games
Web search
Role playing
Video lectures
Webinars
Discussion forums
Summary
Prepare a project plan
Define the project
Plan course development
Estimate costs
Create a schedule
Quiz
Summary
Further reading
Assignment 2
Goals
Description
Tools
Grading
Submission
Writing for e-learning
Goals and objectives
E-learning and plain language
Writing guidelines
Use simple words
Use short simple sentences
Write short clear paragraphs
Limit the use of jargon
Avoid figures of speech
Write for one reader
Use active voice
Write clearly
Use parallel form
Use lists
Highlight important information
Choose the right tone
Use graphics
Organizing information
Writing modular content
Using descriptive titles
Designing the hierarchy of topics
Summary
Quiz
Developing the course
Goals and objectives
Organizing content in lessons
Writing the course introduction
Lesson structures
Classic tutorial
Activity-centered lessons
Knowledge-paced tutorials
Developing lessons
Introductory information
Procedures
Software demonstrations
Software simulations
Slide presentations
Examples
Branching scenarios
Related resources
Lesson summary
Building blocks
Text prose
Tables
Graphics
Audio
Games
Video
Assessing student learning
True/false questions
Multiple choice
Text input questions
Fill-in-the-blanks questions
Matching list questions
Click in picture questions
Drag and drop questions
Simulation questions
Hints for effective testing
Summary
Quiz
Assignment 3
Goals
Description
Tools
Grading
Submission
Implementing the course
Goals and objectives
Communications
Email
Chat
Discussion forums
Telephone
Delivery planning
Registering for courses
Paying for courses
Accessing courses
Submitting and marking assignments
Debugging technical problems
Certificates
Instructor activities
Learner support
Instructor messages
Assignments
Monitoring students
Mentoring
Standards
Instructor time
Motivating learners
Why do learners drop out?
Set clear expectations
Design real-world activities
Create interesting course content
Help students maintain a schedule
Provide helpful feedback
Deal with troublemakers
Marketing and selling your courses
Announcement
Course description page
Course demonstrations
Registration
FAQs
Marketing your course
Summary
Further reading
Evaluating the course
Goals and objectives
Overview
Types of evaluation
Level 0 – Survival
Level 1 – Happiness
Level 2 – Did they learn?
Level 3 – Can they apply what they learned?
Level 4 – Is it cost-effective?
Performing evaluations
Level 0 – Survival
Level 1 – Happiness
Level 2 – Did they learn?
Level 3 – Can they apply what they learned?
Level 4 – Is it cost-effective?
Revising the course
Quiz
Further reading
Assignment 4
Goals
Description
Tools
Grading
Submitting your assignment
Resources
Further reading
E-learning software tools

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