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Creating an Online Course : February 13, 2007 e-Educator Conference Panama City Beach, Florida Creating an Online Course From Conception to the Web Presented by: Vicki Quinn, Mary Beth Johnson, Bethany Fee Broward County Public Schools Three Phases : February 13, 2007 e-Educator Conference Panama City Beach, Florida Three Phases Content Development Course Design Course Delivery Content Development : February 13, 2007 e-Educator Conference Panama City Beach, Florida Content Development Begin with an Idea or Topic : February 13, 2007 e-Educator Conference Panama City Beach, Florida Begin with an Idea or Topic Conduct needs assessment (survey, district data) Decide if online is the appropriate method of delivery If yes to both? identify writer/subject matter expert (SME) and set up first meeting 1st Meeting with Writer/SME : February 13, 2007 e-Educator Conference Panama City Beach, Florida 1st Meeting with Writer/SME Think about the following: What knowledge or skills should the audience gain after each week as well as at the end of the course? Specific Objectives Learner Outcomes 1st Meeting with Writer/SME : February 13, 2007 e-Educator Conference Panama City Beach, Florida 1st Meeting with Writer/SME Think about the following: What is the best way to present the content? Video Text Interactive Journal articles Student samples Web links 1st Meeting with Writer/SME : February 13, 2007 e-Educator Conference Panama City Beach, Florida 1st Meeting with Writer/SME Think about the following: How will the assessments, activities, and discussions align with and support the objectives? Active learning experiences Varied cognitive levels Informal as well as formal assessments 1st Meeting with Writer/SME : February 13, 2007 e-Educator Conference Panama City Beach, Florida 1st Meeting with Writer/SME SME is given Course Syllabus template Course Title Duration Audience Overview Prerequisites Course objectives # of inservice points Schedule of topics Materials Implementation behaviors 1st Meeting with Writer/SME : February 13, 2007 e-Educator Conference Panama City Beach, Florida 1st Meeting with Writer/SME SME is given Course Outline template Week-by-week outline of Objectives Topics Subtopics Standards (e.g., SSS, ISTE, NCTM) The second meeting is scheduled after 20 hours of development or approximately two weeks. 2nd Meeting with Writer/SME : February 13, 2007 e-Educator Conference Panama City Beach, Florida 2nd Meeting with Writer/SME SME brings the completed and approved Course Syllabus and Course Outline templates. Designer and writer/SME review the Writing an Online Course CD, templates, and samples. 2nd Meeting with Writer/SME : February 13, 2007 e-Educator Conference Panama City Beach, Florida 2nd Meeting with Writer/SME Weekly Planning Matrix template is used to aid the development of the content by ensuring alignment of: Learner Outcomes Learning Activities/Assignments Discussion Questions Required Readings Additional Resources 2nd Meeting with Writer/SME : February 13, 2007 e-Educator Conference Panama City Beach, Florida 2nd Meeting with Writer/SME Weekly Introduction template: Contains the “teacher talk” that would occur at the beginning of a face-to-face workshop This section could also include the objectives, the rationale for learning the week’s content, and/or recap previous week’s content 2nd Meeting with Writer/SME : February 13, 2007 e-Educator Conference Panama City Beach, Florida 2nd Meeting with Writer/SME Weekly Content template: Contains the information, concepts, strategies that the participants will be learning each week Decide on the best way to present the content-- text, video, interactive elements, charts, graphs, audio, student samples, journal articles 2nd Meeting with Writer/SME : February 13, 2007 e-Educator Conference Panama City Beach, Florida 2nd Meeting with Writer/SME Weekly Content template: Interactive elements are included to enhance the content and to engage the learner. As the writer develops content, she should be aware of the “pace” of the content; i.e., include activities to “break up” large segments of text. 2nd Meeting with Writer/SME : February 13, 2007 e-Educator Conference Panama City Beach, Florida 2nd Meeting with Writer/SME Weekly Content template: Writer must cite references used, attach copyright permission, if necessary As content is being developed, the writer and/or designer may meet with the video and flash developers to discuss rich media components that need to be developed for the course 2nd Meeting with Writer/SME : February 13, 2007 e-Educator Conference Panama City Beach, Florida 2nd Meeting with Writer/SME Weekly Discussion Area Questions template: Questions must relate directly to the content Questions should be detailed and specific Questions should be written so that they promote active dialogue Questions should allow participants to demonstrate content knowledge 2nd Meeting with Writer/SME : February 13, 2007 e-Educator Conference Panama City Beach, Florida 2nd Meeting with Writer/SME Assessments Decide if data from the assessment needs to be captured or if the assessment should be designed as a “self check” “Self checks” are designed as interactive elements that provide immediate feedback Quizzes, tests, etc., are developed within the LMS (e.g., Blackboard) 2nd Meeting with Writer/SME : February 13, 2007 e-Educator Conference Panama City Beach, Florida 2nd Meeting with Writer/SME Course Requirements template: This tool serves as a checklist for participants. Weekly assignments and discussion questions are compiled in one location. Clearly informs participants exactly what is expected of them in the course. 2nd Meeting with Writer/SME : February 13, 2007 e-Educator Conference Panama City Beach, Florida 2nd Meeting with Writer/SME Course Checklist template This cover sheet accompanies the CD with electronic files and hard copy when course is submitted to designer. The form includes signatures of the writer/SME as well as the curriculum specialist. Course Design : February 13, 2007 e-Educator Conference Panama City Beach, Florida Course Design Five Steps : February 13, 2007 e-Educator Conference Panama City Beach, Florida Five Steps Sketch course layout Create course mock-up Identify page components Construct the layout Drop in content 1. Sketch Course Layout : February 13, 2007 e-Educator Conference Panama City Beach, Florida 1. Sketch Course Layout Select theme and color scheme Sketch various page layouts (e.g., one-column, two-column) Determine size of page elements (contained within 900 x 660 page) 2. Create Course Mock-Up : February 13, 2007 e-Educator Conference Panama City Beach, Florida 2. Create Course Mock-Up Create page layouts using software such as Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Omnigraffle Select colors, fonts, navigation style 3. Identify Page Components : February 13, 2007 e-Educator Conference Panama City Beach, Florida 3. Identify Page Components Break layout into page elements Decide how each element will be created: text (CSS) graphics background images video/flash viewing window in same page or separate page 4. Construct the Layout : February 13, 2007 e-Educator Conference Panama City Beach, Florida 4. Construct the Layout Construct course elements in rapid development application or html editor (e.g., Adobe Dreamweaver) Create Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) for page layout format ( “containers” for the content) and content format (text, graphics, etc.) 5. Drop in Content : February 13, 2007 e-Educator Conference Panama City Beach, Florida 5. Drop in Content Create prototype page for each page style, including navigation Replicate the necessary number of pages for course Drop content (text, video, graphics, etc.) into appropriate page style Design Tasks : February 13, 2007 e-Educator Conference Panama City Beach, Florida Design Tasks Steps 1, 2, and possibly 3 can be started as the content is being developed. Step 4 and 5 are done AFTER the final content has been submitted. CAUTION: When designing in this manner, do not begin laying out content until ALL of it has been received. Rich Media Development : February 13, 2007 e-Educator Conference Panama City Beach, Florida Rich Media Development During the course design process, the designer interacts with the video and flash developers as they create: Video Audio Photographs and graphics Flash animations and/or interactive elements Rich Media Development : February 13, 2007 e-Educator Conference Panama City Beach, Florida Rich Media Development Templates are used to convey important details between designer and rich media developers: Description Size Resolution Color(s) Font type, size, color Testing : February 13, 2007 e-Educator Conference Panama City Beach, Florida Testing Test the completed course on a variety of platforms, operating systems, processor speeds, and internet browsers. If possible, ask writer/SME to review course and test all links. Course Delivery : February 13, 2007 e-Educator Conference Panama City Beach, Florida Course Delivery Blackboard Learning System : February 13, 2007 e-Educator Conference Panama City Beach, Florida Blackboard Learning System BCPS delivers its online professional development using the Blackboard Learning System. Broward Virtual University currently has 100 courses, 2800+ registered participants (up through Feb.) Every course is led by a BVU-trained facilitator. Bb Course Template : February 13, 2007 e-Educator Conference Panama City Beach, Florida Bb Course Template Each BVU course is based on a template containing: Tech Requirements Link to district appraisal system BVU policies and criteria End of Course Survey Course Elements in Bb : February 13, 2007 e-Educator Conference Panama City Beach, Florida Course Elements in Bb Designers complete several tasks in Blackboard before the course runs: Upload content and banner Enter syllabus information, discussion questions Set up gradebook Create assignments and assessments Customize course menu Contact Us : February 13, 2007 e-Educator Conference Panama City Beach, Florida Contact Us Vicki Quinn (vicki.quinn@browardschools.com) Mary Beth Johnson (marybethjohnson@browardschools.com) Bethany Fee (bethany.fee@browardschools.com)

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