Event Date/Time: Oct 01, 2012 End Date/Time: Oct 30, 2012
Early Registration Date: Sep 24, 2012
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Description

As the demand for high-quality online courses and programs rapidly increases, instructional designers and course developers are faced with a new set of challenges. Special considerations are required to ensure the development of effective courses and a high level of engagement for a variety of learners.

Join us for a unique experience to examine steps to design effective online courses. In four sessions, we will cover re-mapping your course, organizing content, using Web 2.0 technology, and integrating learning design. We will also walk you through a step-by-step process to transform a face-to-face course to an online delivery format. Between sessions, you will have the chance to practice this process using one of your own courses.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Instructional designers, course developers, instructional technologists, and faculty charged with the design of online courses will benefit from this course.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

You will learn how to:

* Use instructional redesign strategies for online courses
* Organize content into instructional modules
* Align course objectives, activities, and assessments
* Intentionally develop instructional activities that are interactive and engaging
* Select appropriate technology to support instructional objectives

HOW IS THIS ONLINE COURSE DIFFERENT FROM A STANDARD WEBCAST?

The Academic Impressions online course format differs from our traditional webcasts in that it offers content, networking, and activities for one group of learners over a longer period of time. This format is right for you if:

* You desire the intensity, depth, and interaction of a face-to-face conference format but wish to complete many of the components on your own time and at your own pace.
* You desire one-on-one interaction with course instructors and other course participants.
* You want to create a signature project as part of the course that will directly apply to the goals you are working to achieve on your campus.
* You work well in a format where a portion of the work is self-directed.


COURSE FORMAT AND SIGNATURE PROJECT

This four-part program uses a blend of synchronous and asynchronous components to model an effective online course. During the synchronous sessions, you will be invited to contribute ideas, make decisions, and ask questions about the course (re)design process.

Between sessions, you will have the opportunity to practice the process through the creation of a signature project that is specific to your work and your institutional setting. Your project for this course will involve converting components of one of your own face-to-face courses to the online format. You will complete this project in phases over the duration of the course, and you will receive feedback on the project from course instructors and participants.

To ensure maximum interactivity and personal attention, enrollment will be limited. Take advantage of this unique opportunity while space is still available!

Venue

Online
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