Conquering the Content: A Step-by-Step Guide to Online Course Design (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 1, 2009 - Education - 176 pages
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As the sixth volume of the Jossey-Bass Guides to Online Teaching and Learning series, Conquering the Content provides a highly-practical blue-print for course development and content presentation for web-based courses. While providing guidance for incorporating learning theory into online courses, this book primarily furnishes online instructors with the practical templates, learning guides, and sample files to construct and manage their course content.

Unlike other books about online instruction that cover theories of teaching and learning, instructional design, or even graphic design this book gives the "how to" of preparing an online course by focusing on content. The much needed step-by-step guidance in this book will result in fully formed courses where high-quality content is the central feature.


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User Review  - TLCrawford - LibraryThing

Robin Smith’s “Conquering the Content: a step-by-step guide to online course design” is a short work consisting of common sense ideas about moving a course from the classroom to online. I highly ... Read full review

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Excellent book for a novice in online course development! Read full review


Design Using Someone Elses Mind
Action Step
Student Access to Module Components
Continuous Improvement
Documenting for Revisions
Link Rot
Where to Go from Here
Action Steps

Think Learning Not Teaching
The Online Students Environment
Action Steps
Its Okay to Be Uncomfortable
The Future Will Be Here Sooner Than You Think
Creating the Outline
The Learning Guide
The Modules
Managing Course Structure
Action Steps
Authentic Assessments
Teaching for the Long Term
Questions for First Time WebBased Instructors
Action Steps
Learning Guide Development
Prioritizing in Creating Your Course
Resource Gathering
WebBased Aspects of the Course
Choosing the Most Important Topics
Instructional Guidance
Introduction to Chunking
How the Brain Processes Information
Chunking for a TextBased Lecture or Content Presentation
Active Learning Opportunities
Evaluating the Effectiveness of Chunking
Best PracticesDevelop a Schedule of Due Dates and Stick to It
My Favorite Teacher
Course Content Current Organization of Course
Course Revision Thoughts
Form 4 Sample
Documenting the WebBased Course
Course Outline
Learning Process
Course Outline with Competencies and Major Outcomes
Learning Guide
Chunks and Bridges
Call Log
Link Rot
Chapter One
Chapter Three
Chapter Six
Learning Guide
Quiz Questions
Learning Resources

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About the author (2009)

Robin M. Smith is coordinator of Web-Based Learning at the Office of Educational Development, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. Formerly, Dr. Smith developed and directed the Center For Web-Based Learning at Southern Arkansas University Tech and was the first Certified WebCT Trainer in the South Central United States.

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