Just as in a face-to-face course, you can organize an online one by modules, units, lessons, or weeks. The syllabus for an online course should contain general course information, textbook or resource details, faculty information, a course calendar, and the grading policy and scheme. You want to make sure communication expectations and course structure are clearly stated. This information will provide students with a road map for success and helps them achieve their learning goals. However, the online world allows for a great deal of flexibility in the presentation of such materials.
- Design a typical course layout for an online course.
- Create an online course syllabus.
- Organize learning activities for each unit or module.
LISTEN TO THEIR EXPERIENCES
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- Brown, A. R., & Voltz, B. D. (2005). Elements of effective e-learning design. International Review of Research in Open & Distance Learning, 6(1), 1–8: http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/ article/view/217/300