How to Take Your Course Fully Online


Series: Education in a Competitive and Globalizing World
BISAC: EDU041000

This book seeks to guide academics in a step-by-step manner, using practical, tried-and-tested methods for preparing to take their courses fully online. Empirical evidence from current research explains exactly why we suggest the step-by-step, practical, tried-and-tested methods for preparing to take your course fully online. You don’t have to be proficient with any Learning Management System (LMS) or Course Management System (CMS) because your instructional designer, who is very experienced in this regard, will walk you through step-by-step.

Our very simple three-step plan for preparing to take your courses fully online involves identifying (1) Learning Outcomes (2) Learning Resources and (3) Learning Activities. Each step is clearly detailed in a specified section in Chapter 3. Intentionally, the animations have been placed on the Canvas page following the summary page for each section of the course to create suspense, arouse interest and stimulate thought in preparation for personal construction of meaning of content provided.

Each section of this book begins with a carefully selected relevant quotation (often a one liner) from the public domain. Being both effective and affective in nature, each quotation is purposely meant to be inspirational, provide food for thought, better facilitate internalising the ideas presented in that particular section of the book and catalyse change in behaviour. The text is intentionally interspaced with relevant shareware graphics referred to as exhibits from the public domain, operating under the Creative Commons Copyright licenses. These exhibits are meant to serve as stimulants for innovation, engagement and personal pleasure.
(Imprint: Novinka)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. What is Online Learning?

Chapter 2. Issues Related to Online Teaching and Learning

Chapter 3. Taking Your Course Fully Online


About the Author


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“In this information age, the book “How To Take Your Course Fully Online” is a timely project having online-learning/E-learning as the central focal theme. It is a well-researched and a way-forward project in this given theme. It introduces ‘essential ingredients to instructional designers and a guide to unfamiliar learners’ and evolve with an effective and qualitative online teaching-learning methodologies. Having this aim in view, it proposes a stepwise online course structure projecting learning outcomes, learning resources and learning activities to make the course a more student-centric, self-directed and engaging than ever before by successfully transcending tempo-spatial gap and getting out of the traditional teaching-learning methods. This process is facilitated by identifying different learners’ type and impediments in existing online course design and to come up with an innovative Universal design for learning style (UDL) designing to execute ‘what, how and why of learning’ via course design, module development, module implementation, analysing and evaluating the module outcome. This is a must-read book for online course designers, content writers, researchers, practitioners and policy formulators across the globe. I strongly recommend this book to all the readers.” -Dr. Asmita Bhattacharyya, PhD (JU), JRF-SRF (ISI, Kol.), MPhil (JU), M.A(JNU, New Delhi), Fulbright-Nehru Awardee- 2020-2021, Department of Sociology, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore, INDIA

“The textbook entitled “How to Take Your Course Fully Online” is a textbook that we have been waiting for all over the years. Such a book is great because these days, the following advantages are welcoming:
• Flexible schedule and environment
• Career advancement and hobbies
• Lower costs and debts
• Self-discipline and responsibility
To be honest, this textbook teaches the instructor how to make a professional online course, and how to disseminate the information in a professional fashion. I do approve this textbook for all academics and even high school teachers who lecture and teach STEM subjects. Other disciplines do need to utilise this textbook.” -Alvin Holder, Ph.D., FRSC, CChem, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Old Dominion University, 4541 Hampton Boulevard, Norfolk, VA, U.S.A.

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