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Date Course Starts:  Fall 2017
Date Course Ends:  TBA
Length: 4 weeks
Meeting Dates and Times:  Sundays, 4:00 p.m. PT (see timezone converter)
Tool Used for Meetings:  The join.me video and text conferencing application is used.  No download or account setup required.  You simply receive a link for online meetings that you can click and join.
Cost: Free to Rockcliffe Members

Rockcliffe Membership Requirements: Currently in Alpha Testing.

Instructor: Dr. Leticia De Leon
Course Description
This course offers you a new just-in-time methodology for instructional design that values more than the ability to place content online.  It values your expertise, recognizes that knowledge is in constant evolution, and validates quality through a continuous process of quality assurance. This course is about bringing you the skills you need to teach your content online just as it is most needed.

Course Objectives
As you gradually become the online course designer, you will learn to

  1. conduct needs assessment and bring out the teachable elements from your subject;
  2. map out outcomes aligned to meaningful and relevant authentic assessments;
  3. apply method to sequencing online instruction that supports, not confuses, the learning; and
  4. design purposefully with universal design principles and intuitive flow.

Targeted Learners
Subject Matter Experts with little to no experience in course development

Required Skills
Basic skills necessary to be successful, are those typical of online navigation and document creation, upload, and download.

Attendance Requirements
6 Synchronous Online Meetings (1 hour each)

Materials and Course Technology
This course does not require additional books or resources, except those built into the course.  The course will use the online learning management system, Moodle. Moodle technical requirements include the following:
Recommended minimum browser of recent Google Chrome, recent Mozilla Firefox, Safari 6, Internet Explorer 9 (IE 10 required for drag and drop of files from outside the browser into Moodle)

This course has been created with guidelines from the seven principles of Universal Design. Each of the seven principles has been applied to the best degree possible to the content and activities.

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Course Information

  • Course Code: SME1000
  • Course Location: Moodle Conquester
  • Course Delivery: Online
  • Course Duration: 4 Weeks
  • Course Credits: 10 Hours of Professional Development
  • Next Course Intake: Fall 2017

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