This course explores current web-based educational tools that address a variety of learning needs. Key areas covered include choosing appropriate tools and creating activities that allow for ease-of-maintenance. Students will gain hands-on experience working with a variety of eLearning tools.
No textbook required.
Software Required: Any word processing software, Basic text editor, Web Browser that supports frames and HTML 4 and up. Students do require access to server space for the final assignment in this course. Note, students my need to pay an additional fee if an acceptable free alternative cannot be sourced.
This course is designed to introduce students to learning management systems (LMS), and familiarize them with the tools available. The importance of well-designed templates and ease of navigation will be investigated. Learners will develop a module in an LMS platform during this learning experience to demonstrate a key learning outcome. No textbook required.
There is abundant research demonstrating that not all students learn the same way and therefore it is important to cater to a variety of modalities when designing online educational materials. By identifying the purpose of multimedia design, students will create a short learning unit that demonstrates their understanding of best practices and skills in audio, video, and graphic design. Students will also learn copyright law as it pertains to educational use of materials. Software required: Adobe CC (Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, Media Encoder, and Audition all included in Adobe CC). Textbook required.
How content is designed is critical to the success of learners. In this course students will apply appropriate Universal Design for Learning practices to online teaching materials. In addition, students will learn about relevant accessibility laws in order to recommend strategies to ensure AODA compliance for all online content. No Textbook Required.