The Development of Online Courses
of Online Courses
The instructional design is well known and is based on theories of learning.
Institutions determine the quality, usability and interoperability
There are appropriate technological tools to meet the standards
Courses can take advantage of digital technologies
Development costs are progressively reduced online courses
Promote active student learning
Develop cognitive flexibility
Design challenging material to favor critical learning
Design activities for the student to understand and manage the contents
Allow students to assess their knowledge and skills during the course.
How is an online course?
Until the 1990s the courses were based mainly on text.
In some cases the documents were sent by mail.
The computer served as a mediator between the person and the text.
As of the year 2000, the courses are designed specifically for the internet.
Learning Management Systems.
Permit the organization and standardization of the elements of the course: content, communication, activities.
LMS allow the division of the courses by sessions, lessons, modules, etc.
MLS allow the development of tests and evaluations, tests, discussion forums.
Examples: BlackBoard and Moodle.
There is a lot to learn about the training
It is clear that teachers must unlearn the old methods of teaching for this new form of instruction
Students should implement better ways to manage time, motivate themselves and take responsibility for the work in the course.
A course must have:
Information on how to get around the course.
Custom welcome messages
General information about the course, the required technology, resources, etc.
Log accounts for teachers and students
Advice on the use of interactive tools.
Course plan, Course overview and calendar
It is a community based on the apprentice-apprentice model