Introduction to Course Design
The power of an online course comes from careful planning and intentional design. Blending the concepts of backward design with universal design with hands-on practice, you'll gain mastery in the skills needed to purposefully design an engaging, high-quality online course that captures--and keeps--your students' attention. You'll leave with a robust plan and the solid foundation of your newly envisioned course.
Fulfills: This course is the introductory course of the Online Course Design Certificate, and fulfills Section A: Course Design. Participants who successfully complete this course will earn their Section A badge.
Duration: 4 weeks
Time Commitment: approximately 10 hours per week, for a total of 40 hours
Level of Difficulty: Intermediate. To get the most from this course, you should have some familiarity with online teaching and with Canvas. This course is a recommended starting point for the Course Design Fundamentals Certificate.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- discuss the value of using the OEI Course Design Rubric to design a quality online course,
- use backward design principles to start a course plan;
- plan online learning units with measurable outcomes;
- determine "next steps" for building an online course.
Optional Continuing Education Credit
Participants in this course can seek optional professional development/continuing education credits by dual-enrolling in TEC 1848 at Fresno Pacific University. A separate fee due to FPU will apply.