How to Take Your Course Fully Online


Betty McDonald
University of Trinidad and Tobago, Arima, Trinidad & Tobago

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.
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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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