Postgraduate Course: Effective course design for e-learning (EDUA11148)
|Moray House School of Education
|College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)
|SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Available to all students
|Designing an online course requires teachers and developers to find a pathway through a complex terrain in which media, curriculum, ideology, context and resources must all be balanced and negotiated. This course will give a practical and theoretical grounding in ways of approaching this task.
We will begin by exploring a range of approaches to course design, looking at online examples and at some of the critical debates surrounding each approach. We will then move on to a small group activity in which each member will have the opportunity to design and run a small-scale learning event, ending with a discussion of assessment issues and a practical task in the design of assessment criteria. Students will also have the option to study approaches to course evaluation, and issues of usability in interface design for learning. For the main course assessment students will have the opportunity to design and part-build their own course.
Information for Visiting Students
|Approval by Course Coordinator necessary for enrolment. Please contact the CC if you are considering this course.
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered
| On completion of the course students will be able to:
understand and apply a range of approaches to the design of online and offline courses
critically evaluate these approaches via an understanding of their philosophical and theoretical bases
select and design media, learning activities and assessment tasks appropriate to each approach
design and build course components appropriate to their own institutional and educational context.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Students will be required to have regular access to a networked computer, and will be responsible for providing their own computing equipment and consumables. Broadband is recommended.
|Additional Class Delivery Information
|The course is delivered flexibly and entirely online.
|Online learning, course design, e-learning
|Dr Christine Sinclair
Tel: (0131 6)51 4192
|Ms Angela Hunter
Tel: (0131 6)51 1196