aet541 | Graduate
This course focuses on e-learning for adult learners. Students apply instructional design techniques, learning theory, and technical tools for e-learning activities. The course also addresses the challenges associated with the e-learning environment.
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Evaluate social media’s role in e-learning.
Explain how community is fostered in an asynchronous course.
- Describe instructional strategies suitable for e-learning.
Determine the value of online learning teams.
Distinguish between collaboration and participation.
Define the facilitator and the student roles in building community.
Plan opportunities for humor and fun in the e-learning classroom.
Facilitator Feedback and Consistent Communication
Formulate communication to engage and motivate.
Design opportunities for reflection and review.
- Compile feedback using application programs such as Track Changes, comment boxes, and Socratic questioning techniques.
- Examine reasons for a clear instructor presence.
- Define the relationship between facilitator and learner.
Staying Current and Relevant
- Define the designer’s role for creating a course that can grow with changing technologies.
Determine the flexibility of games and simulations as learning tools.
- Identify and properly use copyrighted material.
Learning Theories and the Online Learner
Differentiate, select, and adapt learning theories suitable for online instruction.
- Identify the benefits and challenges with information overload as it relates to cognitive load.
Personalizing the E-Learning Environment
Compare intrinsic and extrinsic motivation for students in e-learning.
Recognize methods to overcome isolation and anonymity in an e-learning environment.
- Determine methods to create an online classroom culture.
Building an Interactive Online Environment
- Map Web 2.0 and other advanced online tools to activities and assignments.
- Identify appropriate text, graphics, and organization methods to enhance e-learning.
- Demonstrate the value for variety in lesson building and assignments.
- Evaluate the use of Bloom’s taxonomy to provide higher-order thinking in e-learning.
- Apply audio and visual tools for online learning.
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