Tag Archives: course content

MOOC Ancestor: Still Looking for Quality Teaching

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are a new phenomenon, but they are quickly gaining in popularity. MOOCs offer a chance for thousands of students to learn at once, making more efficient use of teacher time. How effective are these courses, though, when compared to traditional online classes? Learn how two MOOCs measure up against the course quality standards of Learning House.

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5 Phases of Online Course Development

Enrollment numbers play a direct role in the success of your online programs. Developing new degrees and courses is essential in maintaining a viable online learning presence in your market. Instructors may be tasked with...
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How to Create an Online Course: The Basics

Most online courses begin as an alternative delivery format to face-to-face courses. When you translate a face-to-face course into an online course, you will encounter similarities and differences between the two environments. The preparation of...
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3 Tips for Writing Measurable Objectives

To develop the most effective online course, it’s important to clearly define objectives. Understanding what students should know and how success will be determined can help instructors succeed. Learn three strategies for writing clear and measurable objectives.

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Instructional Objectives

The best objectives, especially for online courses, provide enough information to measure student outcomes while also offering instructors sufficient freedom to adjust assessment methods according to the student population and the instructor's strengths. Mager (1997,...
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Open Sharing in Course Development

Leveraging the power of educational communities Experienced instructional designers understand the challenges in creating engaging learning content and exercises. Well-designed instruction requires considerable investments of time and talent. It can take months of development to construct...
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