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This blog page is a requirement for an online graduate course for Franciscan University of Steubenville.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course focuses on the application of evidence-based instructional methods to the design, development, and evaluation of synchronous and asynchronous e-learning.  The course presents a number of research-based guidelines for e-learning to include 1) an explanation of the guideline 2) the evidence that supports the guideline 3) the psychology behind the guideline, and 4) examples of the guideline violations and applications.  The course is relevant for any instructional professional who is or will be involved in the review, selection, design, development, or management of digital learning environments.  The course focuses on design and development decisions proven to influence learning outcomes. 

COURSE OBJECTIVES: 

  1. Classify e-learning lessons as primarily inform, perform procedure or perform principle, and identify the architecture as primarily receptive, directive, or guided discover.
  2. Identify cognitive processes that support learning.
  3. Identify the cognitive effects of e-learning design and development principles.
  4. Identify the main types and features of an experimental study.
  5. Identify the strengths and weaknesses of research evidence that supports guidelines for the design and development of digital learning environments.
  6. Evaluate an e-learning lesson for its evidence-based use of text, audio, and graphics.
  7. Demonstrate an attitude of openness to a variety of kinds of research for producing quality e-learning lessons.
  8. Demonstrate a willingness to engage in dialogue and research to find answers to problems.
  9. Appreciate the educational benefits of instructional materials and web-based instructional design.

PROJECTS TO BE COMPLETED ARE LOCATED ON THE RIGHT SIDE UNDER “PAGES” and “PROJECTS.” THANK YOU!

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