From the episode under review: “This episode explores some of the key considerations when planning your online or blended (face-to-face and online) class. It examines the importance of considering pedagogy before technology; constructively aligning assessment with learning outcomes; and the integration of digital literacy skills. It also offers some useful strategies for deciding which components are better suited to an online learning environment.”
The module is a part of a constellation of modules at COFA Online.
Type of Material:
Workshop and Training Material
This module is used prior to putting a class online. An individual or a team can utilize this module.
Modern browser, Flash, modern operating system, broadband connection to the Internet, adequate RAM and processor speed.
Identify Major Learning Goals:
This project is designed with the intention of assisting teachers tasked with putting instruction online. The module consists of videos and a forum.
Target Student Population:
Teachers who would like advice on putting content online for a class taught at a distance or in a blended environment.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
Basic computer skills and knowledge of education principles.
Evaluation and Observation
Clear-cut content that is founded on educational principles.
There could be slightly better integration between videos and other tools that help teachers put content online.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
Uses modern pedagogy.
Could use more material.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
The module is a part of a constellation of modules at COFA Online. The production quality of all modules is high. The entire group of materials has been reviewed as a whole by the Teacher Education Board.
The present module could provide access/links to other appropriate modules for ease of use.
Other Issues and Comments:
The module is well-produced. Additional material could be included or linked to.