Here is the SUNY Ulster Online Course Development Process
You will fulfill the following items with the guidance and support of the Instructional Designer and the Distance Learning Director.
1. Download and Fill out the Online Course Contract
2. Review a variety of online courses with the Instructional Designer.
3. Develop a curriculum map for your online course with the Instructional Designer.
4. Take the OpenSUNY Quality by Design course on teaching online courses.
5. Review and Adapt a basic template to the components to your course.
6. Populate the course with your content with our help
7. Set up the grade book within your course with our help
8. Write an opening announcement. Find an image of your textbook and place in announcement.
9. Complete the OSCQR Rubric with the Instructional Designer.
10. Review Retention tips & make Early Alerts to keep students in your course.
11. Revisit as the semester continues, make notes of where you would revise assignments.
What makes a good online learning experience?
Is there a check list which we could use as we design and build our courses?
- See more at: http://bit.ly/1NOPhk4
Online Course Discussion Do's, Don'ts, & Best Practices for Faculty
Techniques for ...
For Further Reading download the PDF below:
How to Design Effective Online Learning
Consistent layout, course organization, and terminology are important in making course elements accessible and easy to find.
For Further Reading check out our notes on Effective Online Learning.
Teaching Online 101: Pedagogy and Excellent Practices
Larry Ragan from Penn State's World Campus produced a series of short video series of interviews with online learning professionals called "Competencies for Online Teaching Success" (COTS) and "Strategies for Managing the Online Workload" (SMOW) - both of which are on YouTube. Larry has also developed a Creative Commons licensed orientation to excellent practices in online education: http://cnx.org/content/col10453/1.2/
Your Web Presence & Teaching Online
Dr. Mirjam Hauck of Open University, UK and the SUNY COIL Center discusses with us maintaining your teaching presence beyond face to face and into your online course space.
Proctoring for Online Students
The SUNY Exam Proctoring System is a tool that provides online students with a simple web-based interface to search, locate, and suggest proctored testing centers in New York State. The description for each testing center is searchable within the SUNY Exam Proctoring System and contains location, contact information, and outlines any applicable fees. In addition to locating testing centers, students and faculty can use the system to suggest a test center if they are unable to find one in their geographic location.
If student and faculty users have any troubles using the system, they can contact the Open SUNY HelpDesk at http://open.suny.edu/help for assistance. If you have any comments about the SUNY Exam Proctoring System, please contact Doug Cohen directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can access the SUNY Exam Proctoring System at: http://open.suny.edu/proctoring
(click on the "SUNY Exam Proctoring System" button).
Getting Started Teaching Online - Online Course Checklist
The following checklist is derived from Quality Matters standards and SLN course quality standards. This checklis addresses content, presentation, interaction and assessment.
For Further Reading download the PDF below:
Create a Course Subject Guide (LibGuide)
Our incredible librarians at the Macdonald DeWitt Library can create Subject Guides specific to your course (LibGuides, for short.) Connect with your liaison librarian. They can create web-based guides of resources tailored to your course.
For example,here are the resources for the persuasive essay in ENG101 and ENG 102's Readings.
Ten Ways Online Education Matches, or Surpasses, Face-to-Face Learning
Note: The full article was originally published in The Technology Source: Mark Kassop "Ten Ways Online Education Matches, or Surpasses, Face-to-Face Learning." The Technology Source, May/June 2003. It is available online.
Badges: Creating the Future of Learning
Here’s What Will Truly Change Higher Education: Online Degrees That Are Seen as Official The New York Times. March 5, 2015
Free online courses won’t revolutionize education until there is a parallel system of free or low-fee credentials, not controlled by traditional colleges, that leads to jobs.
The Mozilla Foundation, which brought the world the Firefox web browser, has spent the last few years creating what it calls the Open Badges project. Badges are electronic credentials that any organization, collegiate or otherwise, can issue. Badges indicate specific skills and knowledge, backed by links to electronic evidence of how and why, exactly, the badge was earned.
Read more here.