Principles of Design and Management in Distance Education

Course Materials

Modules Organizer To Do Instructional Unit Assignments
Module 1: An Overview of Distance Education Module 1: To Do List (.doc)
  • CRC (Due: Wednesday)
  • Introductory Video Blog (Due: Wednesday & Sunday)
  • Professional Affiliation Membership (Due: Sunday)
  • Live Classroom Session (Due: TBA)
  • Read Syllabus
  • Read Course Schedule
  • Read Assignment Appendix
Module 2: Theories and Foundations of Instructional Design (ISD) Module 2: To Do List (.doc)
  • Theory Blog (Due: Wednesday & Sunday)
  • ISD Team and Collaborative Technology Identification (Due: Sunday)
  • Read Clark & Mayer: Ch. 1 & 2
  • Read Horton: Ch. 1 & 8
Module 3: Analysis Module 3: To Do List (.doc)
  • Meet with ISD team and complete the ISD Progress Update: Analysis. (Due: Sunday)
  • Read Horton: Ch.8
Module 4: Design Module 4: To Do List (.doc)
  • Assemssnet Blog (Due: Wednesday & Sunday)
  • Meet with ISD team and complete ISD Progress Update: Design.(Due: Sunday)
  • Horton: Review Ch. 1 & 8; Read Ch. 6,7,& 9; Refer to Ch. 2,3,4,5
Module 5: Design (Media Selection) & Development Module 5: To Do List (.doc)
  • Webibliography Blog (Due: Wednesday & Sunday)
  • New Media Project (Due: Sunday)
  • Meet with ISD team and complete the portions of Meet with ISD team and complete ISD Progress Update: Media Selection (Due: Sunday)
  • Horton: Review Ch. 9; Read Ch. 10,11; Refer to Ch. 2,3,4,5
  • Clark & Mayer: Review Chapter 3-15
Module 6: Implement Module 6: To Do List (.doc)
  • New Media Presentation (TBA)
  • Live Classroom Session (TBA)
  • Clark & Mayer: Review Chapter 3-15
  • Horton: Review Chapter 9
Module 7: Evaluate Module 7: To Do List (.doc)
  • ISD Project (draft to Peer Group) (Due: Wednesday)
  • ISD Peer Assessment (Due: Sunday)
Module 8: Best Practices in Distance Education ISD Module 8: To Do List (.doc)
  • Best Practice Blog(Due:Friday)
  • ISD Project(Due:Friday)
  •  e-portfolio CheckPoint (Due:Friday)
  • Educational Technology Program Survey (Due:Friday)
  • Read a Best Practice Article of Choice


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