- What should students know and be able to do after completing this course?
- What will the major assessment strategy of the course be?
- How will the content modules be grouped and paced?
OOL offers five mechanisms to help walk you through this process:
- Design and Development for Online Learning eLC course
- UGA Online Course Guide
- Instructional Design Basics guidebook
- Course Design and Development Checklist
- Consultation with an instructional designer to map out general strategies for course creation
By the end of the first semester, you should have the high-level concepts for the course documented in written form and the deadlines for the major development milestones mapped out for the second semester. It is also useful to develop a prototype module during the first semester, as the experience of designing and developing the prototype module will inform the creation of the milestones and set the stage for the production of the course.
The second semester should be dedicated to the design and development of course materials. We recommend approaching course design iteratively, where each module in the course goes through a short design and development cycle. With the milestones and high-level documentation created in the first semester guiding the effort, faculty can work towards having the course fully developed and in place before launch. At anytime during this process, you can reach out to OOL’s instructional design team for advice or consultation regarding the design and development of course materials.