Simply placing a face-to-face course online is not enough for today’s students. Active learning and opportunities for student engagement and interaction must be planned and provided through the learning management system. Online learning needs to actively engage students to improve learning outcomes and improve retention rates.
Online course design tip: Set clear course goals that are achievable and measurable, and then communicate them to your learners.
The Online Course Improvement Program (OCIP) recommends course mapping to assist in creating a more organized course. A course map will demonstrate in a very clear way the alignment of course components and learning goals or objectives of the course. The course map will also assist in making the job of course development easier.
To find the Course Mapping Workshop or other workshops of interest, visit the OCIP Events webpage. You can also find information on course mapping, including a template, in the OCIP Course Developer’s Guide.