04 August 2009

Principles for online course development

There are a number of referring email names that I always take time to follow up on. Claudine Schweber is one of them.

Claudine pointed readers on a Sloan-C listserv to an article about funding for new distance learning courses. Published by the Center for American Progress (CAP), a Washington think tank, the report is called Educational Tools for the 21st Century. What I liked was the report's five principles for (online) course development:

1 - Develop courses to certification standards.

2 - Promote partnerships for the widest possible course adoptions.

3 - Use a common design architecture

4 - Develop both stand-alone and faculty-mediated courses.

5 - Provide for rigorous assessment of learning outcomes.

© 2009 Mary Bold, PhD, CFLE. Email contact: bold[AT]marybold.com. The content of this blog or related web sites created by Mary Bold (www.marybold.com, www.boldproductions.com, College Intern Blog) is not under any circumstances to be regarded as legal or professional advice. Bold is the co-author of Reflections: Preparing for your Practicum or Internship, geared to college interns in the child, education, and family fields. She is a consultant and speaker on assessment, distance learning, and technology.

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