Conquering the content : a step-by-step guide to online course design (Book, 2008) [Beloit College]
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Conquering the content : a step-by-step guide to online course design

Conquering the content : a step-by-step guide to online course design

Author: Robin M Smith
Publisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, ©2008.
Series: Jossey-Bass guides to online teaching and learning.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
"Conquering the Content is a practical resource for faculty who tackle overwhelming amounts of course content that must be tailored for Web-based learning. This important guide offers step-by-step instructions for creating online learning experiences that are manageable, effective, and of the highest quality." "Written by Robin M. Smith, an expert in the field on online learning, Conquering the Content provides  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robin M Smith
ISBN: 9780787994426 0787994421
OCLC Number: 184924965
Description: xv, 153 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Design with learning in mind --
Learning in the twenty-first century --
Advantages to having a course online --
How Web-based learning is the same as classroom learning --
Learning styles --
Think "learning," not "teaching" --
The online student's environment --
How Web-based learning is different from classroom learning --
Action steps --
2. Design with the future in mind --
It's okay to be uncomfortable --
The future will be here sooner than you think --
Creating the outline --
The learning guide --
The modules --
Sile systems --
Managing course structure --
Action steps --
3. Design with assessment in mind --
Self-assessment --
Authentic assessments --
Quizzes --
Teaching for the long term --
Questions for first-time Web-based instructors --
Action steps --
4. Design with organization in mind --
Learning guide development --
Elements of the learning guide --
Prioritizing in creating your course --
Resource gathering --
Web-based aspects of the course --
Choosing the most important topics --
Instructional guidance --
Actions steps --
5. Design with content in mind --
Introduction to chunking --
How the brain processes information --
Chunking for a text-based lecture or content presentation --
Bridges --
Active learning opportunities --
Prioritizing course development and revisions --
Evaluating the effectiveness of chunking --
Action steps --
6. Design with process in mind --
Best practices --
Design using someone else's mind --
Action step --
7. Design with navigation in mind --
Student access to module components --
Continuous improvement --
Documenting for revisions --
Link rot --
Where to go from here --
Action steps --
What you have conquered!
Series Title: Jossey-Bass guides to online teaching and learning.
Responsibility: Robin M. Smith.


As the sixth volume of the Jossey-Bass Guides to Online Teaching and Learning series, Conquering the Content provides a highly-practical blue-print for course development and content presentation  Read more...
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