aet541 | Graduate


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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.

This graduate-level course is 6 This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6

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    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.

    Online Communities

    • 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.

    • Evaluate social media’s role in e-learning.

    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.

    Facilitator Feedback and Consistent Communication

    • Examine reasons for a clear instructor presence.
    • Define the relationship between facilitator and learner.
    • 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.

    Staying Current and Relevant

    • Identify and properly use copyrighted material.
    • 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.

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