Learn about the online instructional environment, envisioning your online course, developing a web course, phases of design and development, design guidelines, and more.
Discover the principles behind the adoption of technology innovation and the nature of the online learning environment. Then get tips for planning your online course, identifying resources and design guidelines.
Discuss the phases of design and development and models, motivating student-student interaction, and managing interaction.  Get the latest information on copyright issues, assessment and evaluation.

CEUs/ILUs: 1.6
Length (in hours): 16
Price in USD $195.00
Price in CAD $265.00


Unit 1

Overview of the Online Instructional Environment

  • Internet basics
  • Principles behind the adoption of technology innovation
  • The nature of the online learning environment

Unit 2

Envisioning Your Online Course

  • Types of web courses
  • Preparing for the move to the Web
  • Analyzing your current course
  • Planning your web course
  • Identifying resources
  • Design guidelines

Unit 3

Developing a Web course

  • Team vs. Individual approach to development
  • Phases of design and development
  • Models of web courses

Unit 4

Online Interaction

  • Online collaboration
  • Creating an interactive environment
  • Motivating student-student interaction
  • Managing interaction

Unit 5

Issues in the Web Environment

  • Managing email
  • Facilitating discussions
  • Class size
  • Copyright

Hear from our past students

I learned a lot from this experience and feel that I gained from the class what I had hoped to, a better understanding of online instruction.
- Keith Johnson
This course deepened my understanding of several aspects of on line learning. Thank you for your support, Rita.
- Kathleen Cintavey

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Next start date

Jul 1 – 26