Online Instructional Design
A workshop presented by Wesley A. Fryer
The focus of this workshop is to help participants establish and refine lenses for analyzing, designing and delivering effective online instruction.
Hopefully this course and the information contained in it will be "just in time" learning for you rather than "just in case." Designing effective online instruction is not only dependent on your understanding of the menu of possibilities, but also your paradigm of teaching and learning.
What have your experiences been with online education? Let's start with a short online survey.
Survey results from 17 Nov 2005 are available in PDF format.
The presentation slides are available online, a link to the podcast audio is coming!
We will brainstorm in small groups and share responses together for the following questions:
2. What are your group's top desired learning points for today?
The Quality Matters project (www.qualitymatters.org) is a Maryland statewide consortium grant project highlighting best practices in distance education and online instruction.
We will use the Quality Matters demo rubric (use the annotation links) to summarize best practices for the following areas:
Results linked above are Inspiration diagrams created by workshop participants on November 17, 2005 in Lewisville ISD, Texas. Podcast audio summaries were also recorded (links coming).
US Copyright law by default makes all rights reserved for any work created by anyone. Creative Commons lets people share their work with others for specific types of uses.
Task 1: View the "Get Creative" movie on the Learn More page of Creative Commons.
Task 2 : Use the following search tools:
Challenge 1: Teach your students about Creative Commons.
Challenge 2: Encourage your students to use and properly cite Creative Commons content in their research.
Challenge 3: Encourage your students to use Creative Commons licenses when publishing their own work on a blog or the Internet Archive. For this latter case, teach them about the free tool CCPublisher.
Challenge 4: Read the article "Copyright 101 for Educators" later. Discuss it with another teacher.