Conquering the Content: A Step-by-Step Guide to Online Course Design
April 2008, Jossey-Bass
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1 Design with Learning in Mind.
Learning in the Twenty-First Century.
Advantages to Having a Course Online.
How Web-based Learning Is the Same as Classroom Learning.
Think “Learning,”Not “Teaching”.
The Online Student’s Environment.
How Web-Based Learning Is Different from Classroom Learning.
2 Design with the Future in MindIt’s Okay to Be Uncomfortable.
The Future Will Be Here Sooner Than You Think.
Creating the Outline.
The Learning Guide.
Managing Course Structure.
3 Design with Assessment in Mind.
Teaching for the Long Term.
Questions for First-Time Web-Based Instructors.
4 Design with Organization in Mind.
Learning Guide Development.
Elements of the Learning Guide.
Prioritizing in Creating Your Course.
Web-Based Aspects of the Course.
Choosing the Most Important Topics.
5 Design with Content in Mind.
Introduction to Chunking.
How the Brain Processes Information.
Chunking for a Text-Based Lecture or Content Presentation.
Active Learning Opportunities.
Prioritizing Course Development and Revisions.
Evaluating the Effectiveness of Chunking.
6 Design with Process in Mind.
Design Using Someone Else’s Mind.
7 Design with Navigation in Mind.
Student Access to Module Components.
Documenting for Revisions.
Where to Go from Here.
What You Have Conquered!
Appendix A: Forms.
Appendix B: Action Steps.
Appendix C: American Association for Higher Education’s Nine.
Principles of Good Practice for Assessing Student Learning.
Appendix D: Design and Development Tasks.
Notes: Ideas for Application.
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