This is a capstone course for the Master of Science Degree in the Global eLearning program. Topics include an analysis of servant leadership, a discussion of effective strategies for working in the field of global eLearning with special attention given to globalization, the appreciation of human diversity, and a commitment to life-long learning. The course will include assessment of student mastery of all programmatic learning outcomes for the MS in the Global eLearning program.
The site provides information about the course expectations and content and includes hyperlink menus that make it easy to navigate among the web elements. You can contact the author through the email link on the home page.
Type of Material:
Capstone in Global eLearning is an online course.
The resource is a full course which facilitates the following uses:
* In class engagement and peer discussion
* Homework or assignment completion related to the field of eLearning
* Collaborative team engagements for instructional designers and practitioners in eLearning
* Lecture content for facilitating learning in an online modality.
The site loads and runs in Chrome, Firefox and IE. There are no special requirements. The embedded videos will use the default media player on the users’ computer system.
Identify Major Learning Goals:
Users of this resource will be able to:
- Analyze the distinct characteristics of servant leadership.
- Discuss a personal vision of servant leadership.
- Describe effective strategies for working in the field of global eLearning with special attention given to globalization.
- Examine and review the Appreciation of Diversity survey.
- Finalize a portfolio.
- Identify and write a personal teaching/training philosophy.
- Evaluate the programmatic outcomes of the completed courses for the MS in the Global eLearning program.
- Become a MERLOT Grape Camp Peer Reviewer.
Target Student Population:
This is a course for post baccalaureate audience in eLearning and virtual education. The material can be used with professional faculty support or can be a self-study course for practitioners in the field of e-learning. The site is a good resource for non-specific content persons who want to learn more about the field of eLearning.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
The resource can be used by a novice in the field of virtual learning. However, computer skills, and knowledge of the internet (using a multilayered website) will be an asset
A well laid out course
Easy to follow
Can be linked to the course from an LMS
The presentation of the concepts and information are appropriate for the discipline. The content is ready for use and appears to be complete in scope. The language is generally clear and easy to follow.
The material does not show citations that the user can reference for further engagement. Content is highly read/write and might not appeal to other learning style preferences/strengths. I was not able to manipulate the content for size and color changes.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
The content meets the criteria as listed below:
Has clear goals and guidelines that users should be able to achieve
author contact information (email) is available. Connection to a built-in web service facilitates easy contact.
Summary outlines form a base for each section of the work and allows community connections and peer interactions.
The material is highly text based with pod casts for the visual and auditory learning preferences. Could be addition of simulations that could appeal to Kinesthetic learners. Variation of the content to include numeric information could also add appeal for a wider audience, There are minimal to no connections to other similar sites or related content that could be used to reinforce learning and development.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
The resource is readily available for the user and presents information in a clear and ordered sequence. There are no distracting design elements and the content is available in a read/write format which is familiar to the audience.
While the content is clear and avoids distraction, this also becomes a factor for reexamination as the monochromatic nature could be enhanced with the use of graphic elements. Diversity could also be achieved through the addition of a FAQ or Glossary section
Other Issues and Comments:
Where the pages are long - go beyond the screen and require scrolling, the option to go “back to top” with navigational buttons could be added. It would also be useful to have hyperlinks to the menu at the end of these pages to facilitate multiple content location methods
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