Best Practices for Designing a Seamless Online Learning Experience

Series: CTLT Institute

Event Date & Time

  • December 4, 2018
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Event Description

Well-designed and well-structured courses help to support student learning. In recent UBC student surveys conducted by the Learning Technology Environment Renewal Project and the Wellness Centre), students stated that their learning can be more supported when a course is well-organized and easy to navigate, and is structured in a way to foster the communication with their instructor and peers. The alignment of learning outcomes to course activities and assessments is one of the important factors affecting the success of your course. However, the course design and structure should not be neglected because it can undermine the student learning experience. Fortunately, there are several features available in Canvas that enables these and other elements to be easily incorporated into courses and course materials.

In this workshop we will refer to established quality assurance standards (e.g. Quality Matters Course Design Rubric standards) for evaluating the design and structure of online courses and materials and draw on experiences and insights from faculty members who have incorporated these standards into their courses in order to help you gain the skills to incorporate these standards into your course materials. You will also have the opportunity to work in small groups and receive feedback on the design of your course or course materials.

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  1. Evaluate the design and structure of online courses and materials
  2. Explain how design and structure affects the delivery of online materials
  3. Create a course structure and course materials that use quality assurance standards

FACILITATORS:

  • Marie Krbavac, Educational Consultant, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology
  • Bosung Kim, Educational Consultant, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology
  • Stoo Sepp, Instructional Designer, Education
  • Louise Longridge, Lecturer,¬†Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric ¬†Sciences