EDU 522

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course focuses on the design, development, and implementation of e-Learning. Topics include learning platforms for educational and corporate environments, online learning communities, designing content for online delivery, and preparing learners for online learning. Students will learn how to use e-Learning as a teaching tool in a traditional classroom or training environment.

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

Required Resources

Holmes, B., & Gardner, J. (2006). e-Learning: Concepts and practice. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Rudestam, K. E., & Schoenholtz-Read, J. (2010). Handbook of online learning (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Supplemental Resources

Dabbagh, N., & Reo, R. (2011). Back to the future: Tracing the roots and learning affordances of social software. In M.J.W. Lee and C. McLoughlin (Eds.), Web 2.0-based e-Learning: Applying socialinformatics for tertiary teaching (1-20). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. Retrieved from https://search-ebscohost-com.libdatab.strayer.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=253987&site=ehost-live&scope=site

EduTech Wiki. (2006). Flow theory. Retrieved from http://edutechwiki.unige.ch/en/Flow_theory

Holmes, B., Tangney, B., FitzBibbon, A., Savage, T., & Mehan, S. (2001). Communal constructivism: Students constructing learning for as well as with others. Retrieved from http://www.scss.tcd.ie/publications/tech-reports/reports.01/TCD-CS-2001-04.pdf

Khan, B. (2010). The global e-learning framework. Retrieved from

https://www.academia.edu/2478564/The_Global_e-Learning_Framework_by_Badrul_H._Khan

NASA. (2013). Digital Learning Network. Retrieved from http://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/programs/national/dln/index.html

Websites

Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT). (2013) General format. Retrieved from http://www.aect.org/newsite/

Education Technology Organizations. (2007) General format. Retrieved from http://informns.k12.mn.us/Educational_Technology.html

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) for Teachers, Coaches, and Students. (2012) General format. Retrieved from https://www.iste.org/

U.S. Department of Education Grant Programs. (n.d.) General format. Retrieved from http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/os/technology/edgrants.html

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES

  1. Explain the factors that contribute to the evolution of e-Learning.
  2. Analyze different needs of e-Learning in educational and non-educational settings.
  1. Analyze various learning communities.
  2. Describe different learning environments and modes of e-Learning.
  3. Apply educational theory to an e-Learning environment.
  4. Analyze design and instructional concepts of e-Learning.
  1. Describe the unique needs and challenges of virtual learners.
  2. Design an online learning experience.
  3. Plan the resources required to support an online learning experience.
  4. Explain the ethical considerations of e-Learning.
  5. Use technology and information resources to research issues in theory and practice of                e-Learning.
  6. Write clearly and concisely about theory and practice of e-Learning using proper writing mechanics.

WEEKLY COURSE SCHEDULE

The standard requirement for a 4.5 credit hour course is for students to spend 13.5 hours in weekly work.  This includes preparation, activities, and evaluation regardless of delivery mode.

Week Preparation, Activities, and Evaluation Points
1 Preparation Reading(s) Holmes, Chapter 1: Introduction Rudestam, Chapter 1: The Flourishing of Adult Online Education: An Overview Activities Discussions Evaluation None             20
2 Preparation Reading(s) Holmes, Chapter 2: Enter e-Learning Rudestam, Chapter 2: Presence in Teleland Rudestam, Chapter 3: The Challenges of Culture and Community in Online Academic Environments e-Activity Go to the University of Colorado at Boulder PhET’s Interactive Simulations Website located at http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulations/category/new. Click on three simulations and participate in each of the simulations. Be prepared to discuss. Activities Discussions Evaluation None                         20
3 Preparation Reading(s) Holmes, Chapter 3: A Potted History of e-Learning Holmes, Chapter 4: e-Learning – An Educational Revolution Rudestam, Chapter 6: Media Psychology Controls the Mouse That Roars Rudestam, Chapter 7: Globalization in Online Learning e-Activity Search the Internet for at least six signs (icons), determine the meaning of the signs (icons), evaluate their effectiveness, and then organize your findings in a matrix with three columns and six rows. Put the matrix in an Excel spreadsheet. Put these headings on the columns: (A) Sign, (B) Meaning, and (C) Effectiveness. Put the six signs (icons) in separate rows in the first column (may title the icon or describe it if you do not have the graphic). In the second column, state the meaning of the sign (icon). Then, in the third column, evaluate the effectiveness of the sign (icon). (Note: Since e-Learning is available to various places and cultures in the global community, carefully designing a Web-based learning environment that recognizes cultural differences is important. Because signs can be misread, the concept of signs as they relate to different cultures could have a tremendous impact on using technology as e-learners gain access to expanded communities of learning.) For example, a parachute icon used in a piece of computer software as a “bail out” was changed by the software’s creators because it was not inherently understood as a “bail out” or “quit” by all users. Be prepared to discuss.   Activities Discussions Evaluation Assignment 1: e-Learning                                                                   20   120
4 Preparation Reading(s) Holmes, Chapter 5: e-Learning Theory – Communal Constructivism Rudestam, Chapter 5: Applying Social Systems Thinking and Community Informatics Thinking in Education: Building Efficient Online Learning Design Culture in Universities Rudestam, Chapter 13: Synthesizing Higher Education and Corporate Learning Strategies e-Activities Search the Internet for at least two customized search engines and explain the advantages and disadvantages of these special engines. (Note: For examples, go to the following Website (but do not use it as your example): Searching the Web located at http://www.udel.edu/sine/searchquest/. Then, go to Search Engine Showdown, located at http://searchengineshowdown.com/ to read an article on a recent event published by Greg R. Notess at this URL under the heading “Search News.” Be prepared to discuss. Use the Internet and Strayer Library to research constructivism as a learning theory in relation to the e-Learning process. Be prepared to discuss. Activities Discussions Evaluation None                                                     20
5 Preparation Reading(s) Holmes, Chapter 6: e-Learning Design – Concepts and Considerations Rudestam, Chapter 12: Designing and Developing Web-Based Intelligent Tutoring Systems: A Step-by-Step Approach With Practical Applications e-Activities Search the Internet for at least two effective evaluation and quality assurance methods used by K-12 systems (K-12 virtual high schools), colleges, and universities (online courses and / or corporate programs) to ensure quality e-Learning experience. For example: Badrul Khan designed a Web-based framework to help online programs in the design and development of high-quality e-Learning learning environments located at:  https://webserver.ignou.ac.in/institute/STRIDE_Hb8_webCD/STRIDE_Hb8_Full.pdf. Read Chapter 5 on p. 42. Be prepared to discuss. Go to MyMathLab, located at http://www.mymathlab.com/, which is considered an effective Internet-based tool that supports students who are in need of a math refresher, drill and practice, or an e-tutor in basic and advanced math. Tour the MyMathLab, located under the menu “Tours and Training,” and then evaluate its advantages or disadvantages to students who need help in math. Be prepared to discuss. Activities Discussions Evaluation Assignment 2: Using and Applying Badrul Khan’s Web-based Framework                                                           20   120
6 Preparation Reading(s) Holmes, Chapter 7: Empowered Learners – Powerful Tools for Learning Rudestam, Chapter 4: Evolving Technologies e-Activities Go to the U.S. Congress and Library of Congress Website, located at http://www.loc.gov/index.html, and search for new copyright initiatives and laws that have recently been adapted and ratified by these legislators which may have impacted the design, development, and implementation of distance learning, particularly e-Learning. Be prepared to discuss. Search the Internet for effective tools and applications used by colleges and universities in e-Learning environment to prevent plagiarism and cheating. Be prepared to discuss. Activities Discussions Evaluation Assignment 3: Proposed Course for Development Part 1                                     20   140
7 Preparation Reading(s): Rudestam, Chapter 10: Revisiting the Design and Delivery of an Interactive Online Graduate Program Rudestam, Chapter 11: Candlepower: The Intimate Flow of Online Collaborative Learning e-Activity *Go to the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Website, located at http://www.iste.org/standards/nets-for-teachers. Navigate to the right side to NETS for Teachers Resources and click on the NETS-T link. Review the standards. Be prepared to discuss. Activities Discussions Evaluation None                         20    
8 Preparation Reading(s) Holmes, Chapter 8: e-Learning – Learner Emancipation Rudestam, Chapter 15: Beyond the Looking Glass: What Faculty and Students Need to Be Successful Online e-Activity Use the Internet and Strayer Library, or both, to find guidelines for and examples of providing access to online instruction to and assessment of learners with disabilities. Be prepared to discuss.   Activities Discussions Evaluation Assignment 4: Designing and Developing an E-Learning Course – Part 2                           20   200
9 Preparation Reading(s) Holmes, Chapter 9: e-Learning – Endless Development? Rudestam, Chapter 16: Teaching Professionals to Be Effective Online Facilitators and Instructors: Lessons From Hard-Won Experience e-Activity Use the Internet to find two examples of social software. Be prepared to discuss. Activities Discussions Evaluation None                         20
10 Preparation Reading(s): Rudestam, Chapter 9: Uncertain Frontiers: Exploring Ethical Dimensions of Online Learning e-Activity Use the Internet and the Strayer Library, or both, to research ethical issues facing institutions that deliver online courses for credit. Be prepared to discuss. Activities Discussions Evaluation Assignment 5: Designing and Developing an E-Learning Course – Part 3                 20   200  
11 Preparation Reading(s): None Activities Discussions Evaluation None       20


GRADING SCALE – GRADUATE

Assignment Total Points % of Grade
Assignment 1: e-Learning 120 12%
Assignment 2: Using and Applying Badrul Khan’s Web-based Framework 120 12%
Assignment 3: Proposed Course for Development – Part 1 140 14%
Assignment 4: Designing and Developing an e-Learning Course – Part 2 200 20%
Assignment 5: Designing and Developing an e-Learning Course – Part 3 200 20%
Participation (22 discussions worth 10 points apiece) 220 22%
Totals 1,000 100%
Points Percentage Grade
  900 – 1,000  90% – 100% A
800 – 899 80% – 89% B
700 – 799 70% – 79% C
Below 700 Below 70% F

Assignment 1: e-Learning

Due Week 3 and worth120 points

Write a four to six (4-6) page paper in which you:

  1. Define e-Learning. 
  2. Summarize at least five (5) significant developments in e-Learning over the past ten (10) years.
  3. Evaluate at least three (3) three (3) primary benefits of providing and offering high-quality online training, courses and programs to employees and learners in businesses, K-12 schools, or institutions of higher education.
  4. Analyze at least three (3) primary reasons some businesses, K-12 schools, or institutions of higher education are hesitant or choose not to offer full online courses and programs.
  5. Predict the extent to which e-Learning will replace the traditional face-to-face learning in K-12 and higher educational settings.
  6. Recommend at least three ways technology will be needed to support and sustain the e-Learning process.
  7. Provide at least five (5) academic references (published within the last five [5] years) to support your paper.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Explain the factors that contribute to the evolution of e-Learning.
  • Analyze different needs of e-Learning in educational and non-educational settings.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in theory and practice of                e-Learning.
  • Write clearly and concisely about theory and practice of e-Learning using proper writing mechanics.

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic/organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

Points: 120 Assignment 1: e-Learning
Criteria Unacceptable Below 70% F Fair 70-79% C Proficient 80-89% B Exemplary 90-100% A
1. Define e-Learning.  Weight: 5% Did not submit or incompletely defined e-Learning.  Partially defined e-Learning.  Satisfactorily defined e-Learning.  Thoroughly defined e-Learning. 
2. Summarize at least five (5) significant developments in e-Learning over the past ten (10) years.
Weight: 25%
Did not submit or incompletely summarized at least five (5) significant developments in e-Learning over the past ten (10) years. Partially summarized at least five (5) significant developments in e-Learning over the past ten (10) years. Satisfactorily summarized at least five (5) significant developments in e-Learning over the past ten (10) years. Thoroughly summarized at least five (5) significant developments in e-Learning over the past ten (10) years.
3. Evaluate at least three (3) primary benefits of providing and offering high-quality online training, courses, and programs to employees and learners in businesses, K-12 schools, or institutions of higher education. Weight: 15% Did not submit or incompletely evaluated at least three (3) primary benefits of providing and offering high-quality online training, courses, and programs to employees and learners in businesses, K-12 schools, or institutions of higher education. Partially evaluated at least three (3) primary benefits of providing and offering high-quality online training, courses, and programs to employees and learners in businesses, K-12 schools, or institutions of higher education. Satisfactorily evaluated at least three (3) primary benefits of providing and offering high-quality online training, courses, and programs to employees and learners in businesses, K-12 schools, or institutions of higher education. Thoroughly evaluated at least three (3) primary benefits of providing and offering high-quality online training, courses, and programs to employees and learners in businesses, K-12 schools, or institutions of higher education.
4. Analyze at least three (3) primary reasons some businesses, K-12 schools, or institutions of higher education are hesitant or choose not to offer full online courses and programs. Weight: 15% Did not submit or incompletely analyzed at least three (3) primary reasons some businesses, K-12 schools, or institutions of higher education are hesitant or choose not to offer full online courses and programs. Partially analyzed at least three (3) primary reasons some businesses, K-12 schools, or institutions of higher education are hesitant or choose not to offer full online courses and programs. Satisfactorily analyzed at least three (3) primary reasons some businesses, K-12 schools, or institutions of higher education are hesitant or choose not to offer full online courses and programs. Thoroughly analyzed at least three (3) primary reasons some businesses, K-12 schools, or institutions of higher education are hesitant or choose not to offer full online courses and programs.
5. Predict the extent to which e-Learning will replace the traditional face-to-face learning in K-12 and higher educational settings. Weight: 10% Did not submit or incompletely predicted the extent to which e-Learning will replace the traditional face-to-face learning in K-12 and higher educational settings. Partially predicted the extent to which e-Learning will replace the traditional face-to-face learning in K-12 and higher educational settings. Satisfactorily predicted the extent to which e-Learning will replace the traditional face-to-face learning in K-12 and higher educational settings. Thoroughly predicted the extent to which e-Learning will replace the traditional face-to-face learning in K-12 and higher educational settings.
6. Recommend at least three (3) ways technology will be needed to support and sustain the e-Learning process. Weight: 15% Did not submit or incompletely recommended at least three (3) ways technology will be needed to support and sustain the e-Learning process. Partially recommended at least three (3) ways technology will be needed to support and sustain the e-Learning process. Satisfactorily recommended at least three (3) ways technology will be needed to support and sustain the e-Learning process. Thoroughly recommended at least three (3) ways technology will be needed to support and sustain the e-Learning process.
7. Provide at least five (5) academic references (published within the last five [5] years) to support your paper. Weight: 5% No references provided Does not meet the required number of references; some or all references poor quality choices. Meets number of required references; all references high-quality choices. Exceeds number of required references; all references high- quality choices.
8. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements Weight: 10% More than 6 errors present 5-6 errors present 3-4 errors present 0-2 errors present

Assignment 2: Using and Applying Badrul Khan’s Web-based Framework

Due Week 5 and worth 120 points

Use and apply Badrul Khan’s Web-based Framework to evaluate an online course offered by a corporate organization for training purposes, academic course, or a virtual high school course. While you are navigating the course of your choice, answer the questions outlined in the “Matrix for Evaluation of E-Learning Course” that is located in the course shell.

After answering and commenting on each question in the matrix, write a four to six (4-6) page paper in which you address this question thoroughly: To what extent does the course meet the nine (9) dimensions of Khan’s Web-based Framework?

Preparation. Review Badrul Khan’s Web-based Framework located at:  https://webserver.ignou.ac.in/institute/STRIDE_Hb8_webCD/STRIDE_Hb8_Full.pdf

Write a four to six (4-6) page paper in which you:

  1. Answer the questions in the matrix about the selected course. (Access the list of questions in the course shell.)
  2. Describe and evaluate the selected online course offered by a corporate organization for training purposes, academic institution, or a virtual high school, including: (a) type of course, (b) length, (c) target learners, and (d) delivery method(s) (text, audio, video lecture, etc.).
  3. Describe and evaluate the selected online course offered by a corporate organization for training purposes, academic institution, or a virtual high school, including: (a) interactivity, (b) types of communication between instructor and students, (c) collaboration opportunities, and (d) two (2) other key features.
  4. Evaluate the selected online course using nine (9) dimensions of Khan’s Web-based Framework.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page, responses to the questions, and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
  • Put the matrix with the questions and your answers in to the paper as an appendix.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Analyze design and instructional concepts of e-Learning.
  • Describe the unique needs and challenges of virtual learners.
  • Explain the ethical considerations of e-Learning.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in theory and practice of                e-Learning.
  • Write clearly and concisely about theory and practice of e-Learning using proper writing mechanics.

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic/organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

Points: 120 Assignment 2: Using and Applying Badrul Khan’s Web-based Framework
Criteria Unacceptable Below 70% F Fair 70-79% C Proficient 80-89% B Exemplary 90-100% A
1. Answer the questions in the matrix about the selected course. Weight: 20% Did not submit or incompletely answered the questions in the matrix about the selected course. Partially answered the questions in the matrix about the selected course. Satisfactorily answered the questions in the matrix about the selected course. Thoroughly answered the questions in the matrix about the selected course.
2. Describe and evaluated the selected online course offered by a corporate organization for training purposes, academic institution, or a virtual high school, including: (a) type of course, (b) length, (c) target learners, and (d) delivery method(s) (text, audio, video lecture, etc.).
Weight: 20%
Did not submit or incompletely described and evaluated the selected online course offered by a corporate organization for training purposes, academic institution, or a virtual high school, including: (a) type of course, (b) length, (c) target learners, and (d) delivery method(s) (text, audio, video lecture, etc.). Partially described and evaluated the selected online course offered by a corporate organization for training purposes, academic institution, or a virtual high school, including: (a) type of course, (b) length, (c) target learners, and (d) delivery method(s) (text, audio, video lecture, etc.). Satisfactorily described and evaluated the selected online course offered by a corporate organization for training purposes, academic institution, or a virtual high school, including: (a) type of course, (b) length, (c) target learners, and (d) delivery method(s) (text, audio, video lecture, etc.). Thoroughly described and evaluated the selected online course offered by a corporate organization for training purposes, academic institution, or a virtual high school, including: (a) type of course, (b) length, (c) target learners, and (d) delivery method(s) (text, audio, video lecture, etc.).
3. Describe and evaluate the selected online course offered by a corporate organization for training purposes, academic institution, or a virtual high school, including: (a) interactivity, (b) types of  communication between instructor and students, (c) collaboration opportunities, (d) two (2) other key features. Weight: 25% Did not submit or incompletely described and evaluated the selected online course offered by a corporate organization for training purposes, academic institution, or a virtual high school, including: (a) interactivity, (b) types of  communication between instructor and students, (c) collaboration opportunities, (d) two (2) other key features. Partially described and evaluated the selected online course offered by a corporate organization for training purposes, academic institution, or a virtual high school, including: (a) interactivity, (b) types of  communication between instructor and students, (c) collaboration opportunities, (d) two (2) other key features. Satisfactorily described and evaluated the selected online course offered by a corporate organization for training purposes, academic institution, or a virtual high school, including: (a) interactivity, (b) types of  communication between instructor and students, (c) collaboration opportunities, (d) two (2) other key features. Thoroughly described and evaluated the selected online course offered by a corporate organization for training purposes, academic institution, or a virtual high school, including: (a) interactivity, (b) types of  communication between instructor and students, (c) collaboration opportunities, (d) two (2) other key features.
4. Evaluate the selected online course using nine (9) dimensions of Khan’s Web-based Framework. Weight: 25% Did not submit or incompletely evaluated the selected online course using nine (9) dimensions of Khan’s Web-based Framework. Partially evaluated the selected online course using nine (9) dimensions of Khan’s Web-based Framework. Satisfactorily evaluated the selected online course using nine (9) dimensions of Khan’s Web-based Framework. Thoroughly evaluated the selected online course using nine (9) dimensions of Khan’s Web-based Framework.
5. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements Weight: 10% More than 6 errors present 5-6 errors present 3-4 errors present 0-2 errors present


Assignment 3: Proposed Course for Development – Part 1

Due Week 6 and worth 140 points.

Preparation

Go to the Course sites Website and go through the tutorial. You will use this Website to create your course: https://www.coursesites.com/webapps/Bb-sites-course-creation-BBLEARN/pages/getstarted.html. For Part 2, you will develop the first three (3) weeks of your course. So, you should become familiar with this Website as soon as possible. Additional links and tutorials may be available in the course shell.

Write a four to six (4-6) page paper in which you:

  1. Provide a description of a course that you plan to develop for this class, including at least three (3) goals of the course.
  2. Describe the target learners, discussing at least three (3) unique needs and / or challenges the online learners face.  
  3. Develop six (6) learning outcomes for the course.
  4. Propose the primary learning theory or theories you plan to apply to ensure students achieve the outcomes, providing a rationale for the theory or theories.
  5. Propose three (3) ways you plan to motivate students in the online environment, providing a rationale for each way.  
  6.  Provide at least three (3) academic references (published within the last five [5] years) to support your proposal.

Note: You instructor will provide feedback and inform you of his or her approval and of any recommendations for changes.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Describe the unique needs and challenges of virtual learners.
  • Design an online learning experience.
  • Plan the resources required to support an online learning experience.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in theory and practice of                e-Learning.
  • Write clearly and concisely about theory and practice of e-Learning using proper writing mechanics.

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic/organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

Points: 140 Assignment 3: Proposed Course for Development – Part 1
Criteria Unacceptable Below 70% F Fair 70-79% C Proficient 80-89% B Exemplary 90-100% A
1. Provide a description of a course that you plan to develop for this class, including at least three (3) goals of the course. Weight: 15% Did not submit or incompletely provided a description of a course that you plan to develop for this class, including at least three (3) goals of the course. Partially provided a description of a course that you plan to develop for this class, including at least three (3) goals of the course. Satisfactorily provided a description of a course that you plan to develop for this class, including at least three (3) goals of the course. Thoroughly provided a description of a course that you plan to develop for this class, including at least three (3) goals of the course.
2. Describe the target learners, discussing at least three (3) unique needs and / or challenges the online learners face.  
Weight: 20%
Did not submit or incompletely described the target learners, discussing at least three (3) unique needs and / or challenges the online learners face.   Partially described the target learners, discussing at least three (3) unique needs and / or challenges the online learners face.   Satisfactorily described the target learners, discussing at least three (3) unique needs and / or challenges the online learners face.   Thoroughly described the target learners, discussing at least three (3) unique needs and / or challenges the online learners face.  
3. Develop six (6) relevant learning outcomes for the course. Weight: 20% Did not submit or incompletely developed six (6) relevant learning outcomes for the course. Partially developed six (6) relevant learning outcomes for the course. Satisfactorily developed six (6) relevant learning outcomes for the course. Thoroughly developed six (6) relevant learning outcomes for the course.
4. Propose the primary learning theory or theories you plan to apply to ensure students achieve the outcomes, providing a rationale for the theory or theories. Weight: 15% Did not submit or incompletely proposed the primary learning theory or theories you plan to apply to ensure students achieve the outcomes; did not submit or incompletely provided a rationale for the theory or theories. Partially proposed the primary learning theory or theories you plan to apply to ensure students achieve the outcomes; partially provided a rationale for the theory or theories. Satisfactorily proposed the primary learning theory or theories you plan to apply to ensure students achieve the outcomes; satisfactorily provided a rationale for the theory or theories. Thoroughly proposed the primary learning theory or theories you plan to apply to ensure students achieve the outcomes; thoroughly provided a rationale for the theory or theories.
5. Propose three (3) ways you plan to motivate students in the online environment, providing a rationale for each way.  Weight: 15% Did not submit or incompletely proposed three (3) ways you plan to motivate students in the online environment; did not submit or incompletely provided a rationale for each way.  Partially proposed three (3) ways you plan to motivate students in the online environment; partially provided a rationale for each way.  Satisfactorily proposed three (3) ways you plan to motivate students in the online environment; satisfactorily provided a rationale for each way.  Thoroughly proposed three (3) ways you plan to motivate students in the online environment; thoroughly provided a rationale for each way. 
6. Provide at least three (3) academic references (published within the last five [5] years) to support your proposal. Weight: 5%   No references provided-. Does not meet the required number of references; some or all references poor quality choices. Meets number of required references; all references high- quality choices. Exceeds number of required references; all references high- quality choices.
7. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements Weight: 10% More than 6 errors present 5-6 errors present 3-4 errors present 0-2 errors present


Assignment 4: Designing and Developing an e-Learning Course – Part 2

Due Week 8 and worth 200 points

Preparation

Go to the Course sites Website and go through the tutorials to help familiarize yourself with Blackboard.  Additional links and tutorials may be available in the course shell. You will use this Website to create your course. https://www.coursesites.com/webapps/Bb-sites-course-creation-BBLEARN/pages/getstarted.html

Scenario: In this assignment, you are required to design, develop, and implement a mini-online, six (6) week course, using the Course Management System (CMS), Blackboard. The subject matter of the course must be approved by the class instructor provided in feedback of Assignment 3: Proposed Course for Development Part 1.

Write a four to six (4-6) page paper in which you:

Part A Course Content – Described

  1. Revise Assignment 3 based on feedback from your professor.
  2. Name the course and provide an ID.
  3. Provide a course description with three (3) goals and a welcoming announcement.
  4. List one (1) or two (2) required instructional materials for the course and at least three (3) supplemental materials (in APA format), providing a rationale for each.  
  5. List three to five (3-5) learning outcomes for the first three (3) weeks of instruction.
  6. Recommend three to four (3-4) instructional strategies to be used in the course, providing a rationale for each.
  7. Design a weekly schedule for these first three (3) weeks that includes: (a) Topic(s) and (b) learning outcomes that are aligned with the topics.
  8. Include in the weekly schedule (a) two (2) discussion questions for each of the three (3) weeks and (b) required activities.
  9. List two (2) assignments: (a) a five (5) -question quiz and (b) a writing assignment.  

Your written assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

Part B Blackboard Shell – Developed

Directions: Go to coursesites.com. Click on the Sign Up link (top right corner) and choose option “As Instructor.”Complete the Sign Up process.Choose Create New Course.
  1. Name the course (e.g., John Smith_Introduction to Social Science).
  2. Provide Course ID (e.g., JohnSmith_ISS100).
  3. Provide a course description with three (3) goals.
Directions: In the Enrollment Options, select the option “Instructor-Controlled”Click on the link “Save and Continue” link (green color)Skip Invite Students. Click on Customize Course link (green color)
  1. Provide a welcoming announcement on the Home Page in the course site you just created by clicking on the “more announcements” link at the bottom of box titled “My Announcement.”
  2. Build three (3) content areas using the Content area in the main menu on the left side of the screen: (hover mouse over “+” > click on Content Area), naming the content areas: Week1 Content, Week 2 Content and Week 3 Content (Make sure you check the box “Available to users.”).
  3. Create one item in each content area that has an attached three to four (3-4) completed PowerPoints slides pertaining to the content of your mini-course.
Directions: Go to the Information link (Left Course Menu) and create the required course elements listed next:
  1. List the one or two (1 or 2) required instructional materials and at least three (3) supplemental materials. Name this item “Instructional and Supplemental Materials.”
  2. List three to five (3-5) learning outcomes for the first three (3) weeks of instruction. Name this item “Learning Outcomes: Weeks 1-3.”
  3. Build a weekly schedule for these three (3) weeks that includes: (a) topic(s) and (b) learning outcomes that are aligned with these topics. Name this item “Weekly Schedule: Weeks 1-3.”
Directions: Go to the Discussions area in the left course Menu.
  • Create a Forum in the Discussions area and name it Week 1-3 Discussion.
  • Post two (2) discussion questions by creating a new thread for each question.
Directions: Create another Content Area (hover mouse over “+” > click on Content Area) in the Left Course Menu and name it Assessments (Make sure you check the box “Available to users.”).  Then use the Assessments drop down menu to create a quiz by choosing Test and a writing assignment by choosing Assignment.
  • Create: (a) a five (5) question quiz and (b) a writing assignment in the Assessments link.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Design an online learning experience.
  • Plan the resources required to support an online learning experience.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in theory and practice of                e-Learning.
  • Write clearly and concisely about theory and practice of e-Learning using proper writing mechanics.

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic/organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

Points: 200 Assignment 4: Designing and Developing an e-Learning Course – Part 2
Criteria Unacceptable Below 70% F Fair 70-79% C Proficient 80-89% B Exemplary 90-100% A
Part A Course Content – Described        
1. Revise Assignment 3 based on feedback from your professor. Weight: 5% Did not submit or incompletely revised Assignment 3 based on feedback from your professor. Partially revised Assignment 3 based on feedback from your professor. Satisfactorily revised Assignment 3 based on feedback from your professor. Thoroughly revised Assignment 3 based on feedback from your professor.
2. Name the course and provide an ID.
Weight: 2%
Did not submit or incompletely named the course and did not submit or incompletely provided an ID. Partially named the course and partially provided an ID. Satisfactorily named the course and satisfactorily provided an ID. Thoroughly named the course and thoroughly provided an ID.
3. Provided a course description with three (3) goals and a welcoming announcement. Weight: 3% Did not submit or incompletely provided a course description with three (3) goals and a welcoming announcement. Partially provided a course description with three (3) goals and a welcoming announcement. Satisfactorily provided a course description with three (3) goals and a welcoming announcement. Thoroughly provided a course description with three (3) goals and a welcoming announcement.
4. List one or two (1 or 2) required instructional materials for the course and at least three (3) supplemental materials (in APA format), providing a rationale for each.  Weight: 5% Did not submit or incompletely listed one or two (1 or 2)  required instructional materials for the course and at least three (3) supplemental materials (in APA format); did not submit or incompletely provided a rationale for each.  Partially listed one or two (1 or 2) required instructional materials for the course and at least three (3) supplemental materials (in APA format); partially provided a rationale for each.  Satisfactorily listed one or two (1 or 2) required instructional materials for the course and at least three (3) supplemental materials (in APA format); satisfactorily provided a rationale for each.  Thoroughly listed one or two (1 or 2) required instructional materials for the course and at least three (3) supplemental materials (in APA format); thoroughly provided a rationale for each. 
5. List three to five (3-5) learning outcomes for the first three (3) weeks of instruction. Weight: 5% Did not submit or incompletely listed three to five (3-5) learning outcomes for the first three (3) weeks of instruction. Partially listed three to five (3-5) learning outcomes for the first three (3) weeks of instruction. Satisfactorily listed three to five (3-5) learning outcomes for the first three (3) weeks of instruction. Thoroughly listed three to five (3-5) learning outcomes for the first three (3) weeks of instruction.
6. Recommend three to four (3-4) instructional strategies to be used in the course, providing a rationale for each. Weight: 6% Did not submit or incompletely recommended three to four (3-4) instructional strategies to be used in the course; did not submit or incompletely provided a rationale for each. Partially recommended three to four (3-4) instructional strategies to be used in the course; partially provided a rationale for each. Satisfactorily recommended three to four (3-4) instructional strategies to be used in the course; satisfactorily provided a rationale for each. Thoroughly recommended three to four (3-4)  instructional strategies to be used in the course; thoroughly provided a rationale for each.
7. Design a weekly schedule for these first three (3) weeks that includes: (a) topic(s) and (b) learning outcomes that are aligned with the topics. Weight: 6% Did not submit or incompletely designed a weekly schedule for these first three (3) weeks that includes: (a) topic(s) and (b) learning outcomes that are aligned with the topics. Partially designed a weekly schedule for these first three (3) weeks that includes: (a) topic(s) and (b) learning outcomes that are aligned with the topics. Satisfactorily designed a weekly schedule for these first three (3) weeks that includes: (a) topic(s) and (b) learning outcomes that are aligned with the topics. Thoroughly designed a weekly schedule for these first three (3) weeks that includes: (a) topic(s) and (b) learning outcomes that are aligned with the topics.
8. Include in the weekly schedule (a) two (2) discussion questions for each of the three (3) weeks and (b) required activities. Weight: 5% Did not submit or incompletely included in the weekly schedule (a) two (2) discussion questions for each of the three (3) weeks and (b) required activities.   Partially included in the weekly schedule (a) two (2) discussion questions for each of the three (3) weeks and (b) required activities.   Satisfactorily included in the weekly schedule (a) two (2) discussion questions for each of the three (3) weeks and (b) required activities.   Thoroughly included in the weekly schedule (a) two (2) discussion questions for each of the three (3) weeks and (b) required activities.  
9. List two (2) assignments: (a) a five (5) -question quiz and (b) a writing assignment. Weight: 5% Did not submit or incompletely listed two (2) assignments: (a) a five (5) -question quiz and (b) a writing assignment. Partially listed two (2) assignments: (a) a five (5) -question quiz and (b) a writing assignment. Satisfactorily listed two (2) assignments: (a) a five (5) -question quiz and (b) a writing assignment. Thoroughly listed two (2) assignments: (a) a five (5) -question quiz and (b) a writing assignment.
10. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements Weight: 10% More than 6 errors present 5-6 errors present 3-4 errors present 0-2 errors present
Part B Blackboard Shell– Developed        
11. Name the course (e.g., John Smith_Introduction to Social Science). Weight: 2% Did not submit or incompletely named the course. Partially named the course. Satisfactorily named the course. Thoroughly named the course.
12. Provide a Course ID (e.g., JohnSmith_ISS100). Weight: 2% Did not submit or incompletely provided a course ID. Partially provided a course ID. Satisfactorily provided a course ID. Thoroughly provided a course ID.
13. Provide a course description with three (three) goals. Weight: 5% Did not submit or incompletely provided a course description with three (3) goals. Partially provided a course description with three (3) goals. Satisfactorily provided a course description with three (3) goals. Thoroughly provided a course description with three (3) goals.
14. Provide a welcoming announcement on the Home Page in the course site you just created by clicking on the “more announcements” link at the bottom of box titled “My Announcement.” Weight: 3% Did not submit or incompletely provided a welcoming announcement on the home page in the course site you just created by clicking on the “more announcements” link at the bottom of box titled “My Announcement.” Partially provided a welcoming announcement on the home page in the course site you just created by clicking on the “more announcements” link at the bottom of box titled “My Announcement.” Satisfactorily provided a welcoming announcement on the home page in the course site you just created by clicking on the “more announcements” link at the bottom of box titled “My Announcement.” Thoroughly provided a welcoming announcement on the home page in the course site you just created by clicking on the “more announcements” link at the bottom of box titled “My Announcement.”
15. Build three (3) content areas using the Content area in the main menu on the left side of the screen: (hover mouse over “+” > click on Content Area), naming the content areas: Week1 Content, Week 2 Content and Week 3 Content). Weight: 6% Did not submit or incompletely built three (3) content folders using the Content link in the main menu on the left side of the screen: (hover mouse over “+” > click on Content Area), naming the content areas: Week1 Content, Week 2 Content and Week 3 Content).. Partially built three (3) content folders using the Content link in the main menu on the left side of the screen: (hover mouse over “+” > click on Content Area), naming the content areas: Week1 Content, Week 2 Content and Week 3 Content). Satisfactorily built three (3) content folders using the Content link in the main menu on the left side of the screen: ((hover mouse over “+” > click on Content Area), naming the content areas: Week1 Content, Week 2 Content and Week 3 Content). Thoroughly built three (3) content folders using the Content link in the main menu on the left side of the screen: (hover mouse over “+” > click on Content Area), naming the content areas: Week1 Content, Week 2 Content and Week 3 Content).
16. Create one (1) item in each folder that has an attached three to four (3-4) completed power points slides pertaining to the content of your mini-course. Weight:6% Did not submit or incompletely created one (1) item in each folder that has an attached three to four (3-4)completed power points slides pertaining to the content of your mini-course. Partially created one (1) item in each folder that has an attached three to four (3-4)completed power points slides pertaining to the content of your mini-course. Satisfactorily created one (1)  item in each folder that has an attached three to four (3-4)completed power points slides pertaining to the content of your mini-course. Thoroughly created one (1) item in each folder that has an attached three to four (3-4)completed power points slides pertaining to the content of your mini-course.
17 List the one or two (1 or 2) required instructional materials and at least three (3) supplemental materials, naming it “Instructional and Supplemental Materials.” Weight: 2% Did not submit or incompletely listed the one or two (1 or 2) required instructional materials and at least three (3) supplemental materials, naming it “Instructional and Supplemental Materials.” Partially listed the one or two (1 or 2) required instructional materials and at least three (3) supplemental materials, naming it “Instructional and Supplemental Materials.” Satisfactorily listed the one or two (1 or 2) required instructional materials and at least three (3) supplemental materials, naming it “Instructional and Supplemental Materials.” Thoroughly listed the one or two (1 or 2) required instructional materials and at least three (3) supplemental materials, naming it “Instructional and Supplemental Materials.”
18. List three to five (5) learning outcomes for the first three (3) weeks of instruction, naming it “Learning Outcomes: Weeks 1-3.” Weight: 5% Did not submit or incompletely listed three to five (5)  learning outcomes for the first three (3) weeks of instruction, naming it “Learning Outcomes: Weeks 1-3.” Partially listed three to five (5)  learning outcomes for the first three (3) weeks of instruction, naming it “Learning Outcomes: Weeks 1-3.” Satisfactorily listed three to five (5)  learning outcomes for the first three (3) weeks of instruction, naming it “Learning Outcomes: Weeks 1-3.” Thoroughly listed three to five (5)  learning outcomes for the first three (3) weeks of instruction, naming it “Learning Outcomes: Weeks 1-3.”
19. Build a weekly schedule for the three (3) weeks that includes: (a) topic(s) and (b) learning outcomes that are aligned with these topics, naming it “Weekly Schedule: Weeks 1-3.” Weight: 6% Did not submit or incompletely built a weekly schedule for the three (3) weeks that includes: (a) topic(s) and (b) learning outcomes that are aligned with these topics, naming it “Weekly Schedule: Weeks 1-3.” Partially built a weekly schedule for the three (3) weeks that includes: (a) topic(s) and (b) learning outcomes that are aligned with these topics, naming it “Weekly Schedule: Weeks 1-3.”   Satisfactorily built a weekly schedule for the three (3) weeks that includes: (a) topic(s) and (b) learning outcomes that are aligned with these topics, naming it “Weekly Schedule: Weeks 1-3.”   Thoroughly built a weekly schedule for the three (3) weeks that includes: (a) topic(s) and (b) learning outcomes that are aligned with these topics, naming it “Weekly Schedule: Weeks 1-3.”  
20. Create a Forum in the Discussions area and name it Week 1-3 Discussion. Weight:2% Did not submit or incompletely created a Forum in the Discussions area and name it Week 1-3 Discussion. Partially created a Forum in the Discussions area and name it Week 1-3 Discussion. Satisfactorily created a Forum in the Discussions area and name it Week 1-3 Discussion. Thoroughly created a Forum in the Discussions area and name it Week 1-3 Discussion.
21. Post two (2) discussion questions by creating a new thread for each question. Weight: 4% Did not submit or incompletely posted two (2) discussion questions by creating a new thread for each question. Partially posted two (2) discussion questions by creating a new thread for each question. Satisfactorily posted two (2) discussion questions by creating a new thread for each question. Thoroughly posted two (2) discussion questions by creating a new thread for each question.
22. Create: (a) a five (5) question quiz and (b) a writing assignment in the Assessments link. Weight: 5% Did not submit or incompletely created: (a) a five (5) question quiz and (b) a writing assignment in the Assessments link. Partially created: (a) a five (5) question quiz and (b) a writing assignment in the Assessments link. Satisfactorily created: (a) a five (5) question quiz and (b) a writing assignment in the Assessments link. Thoroughly created: (a) a five (5) question quiz and (b) a writing assignment in the Assessments link.


Assignment 5: Designing and Developing an e-Learning Course – Part 3

Due Week 10 and worth 200 points

This is a continuation of assignment 4. 

Preparation

Go to the Course sites Website and go through the tutorials. You will use this Website to create your course. https://www.coursesites.com/webapps/Bb-sites-course-creation-BBLEARN/pages/getstarted.html

Write a five to six (5-6) page paper in which you:

Part A Course Content – Described

  1. List the three to five (5) learning outcomes for Weeks 4-6 of instruction.
  2. Design a weekly schedule for Weeks 4-6 of instruction that includes: (a) Topic(s) and (b) learning outcomes that are aligned with the topics.
  3. Include in the weekly schedule (a) two (2) discussion questions for each of the three (3) weeks and (b) required activities.
  4. List two (2) assignments: (a) an essay test with three (3) questions and (b) a writing assignment.
  5. Discuss at least two (2) challenges and two (2) benefits with the process of designing and developing this mini online course.

Part B Blackboard Shell – Developed

  • Build content areas for Weeks 4-6 of instruction in the course shell. (Note: Each content area must include at least one item that has 3-4 completed power points slides pertaining to the content and knowledge domain of your mini-course. Use the steps listed Week 4-Part A to complete this task.)
  • List three to five (3-5) learning outcomes for the last three (3) weeks of instruction. (Use the steps listed from Week 4-Part A to complete this task.)
  • Build in the weekly schedule for Weeks 4-6 of instruction that includes: (a) Topic(s) and (b) learning outcomes that are aligned with these topics. Use the steps listed from Week 4-Part A to complete this task.
  • Create a new forum and name it Weeks 4-6 Discussion Forum.
  • Provide (a) two (2) discussion questions based on the information presented for Weeks 4-6 and (b) required activities in the weekly schedule. (Post the two (2) discussion questions by creating a new thread for each question.)
  • Develop three (3) essay questions by creating an assignment in the Assessments link (Left Course Menu) based on the content from Weeks 4-6. Use the steps listed from Week 4-Part A to complete this task.
  • Develop the Gradebook, ensuring that all the assignments, discussions, and quizzes are included with the appropriate points and possible weight. (Control Panel>Grade Center>Full Grade Center.)

Your written assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Design an online learning experience.
  • Plan the resources required to support an online learning experience.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in theory and practice of                e-Learning.
  • Write clearly and concisely about theory and practice of e-Learning using proper writing mechanics.

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic/organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

Points: 200 Assignment 5: Designing and Developing an e-Learning Course-Part 3
Criteria Unacceptable Below 70% F Fair 70-79% C Proficient 80-89% B Exemplary 90-100% A
Part A Course Content – Described          
1. List the three to five (3-5) learning outcomes for Weeks 4-6 of instruction. Weight: 5% Did not submit or incompletely listed the three to five (3-5) learning outcomes for Weeks 4-6 of instruction. Partially listed the three to five (3-5) learning outcomes for Weeks 4-6 of instruction. Satisfactorily listed the three to (3-5) learning outcomes for Weeks 4-6 of instruction. Thoroughly listed the three to five    (3-5) learning outcomes for Weeks 4-6 of instruction.
2. Design a weekly schedule for Weeks 4-6 of instruction that includes: (a) topic(s) and (b) learning outcomes that are aligned with the topics.
Weight: 5%
Did not submit or incompletely designed a weekly schedule for Weeks 4-6 of instruction that includes: (a) topic(s) and (b) learning outcomes that are aligned with the topics. Partially designed a weekly schedule for Weeks 4-6 of instruction that includes: (a) topic(s) and (b) learning outcomes that are aligned with the topics. Satisfactorily designed a weekly schedule for Weeks 4-6 of instruction that includes: (a) topic(s) and (b) learning outcomes that are aligned with the topics. Thoroughly designed a weekly schedule for Weeks 4-6 of instruction that includes: (a) topic(s) and (b) learning outcomes that are aligned with the topics.
3. Include in the weekly schedule (a) two (2) discussion questions for each of the three (3) weeks and (b) required activities. Weight: 10% Did not submit or incompletely included in the weekly schedule (a) two (2) discussion questions for each of the three (3) weeks and (b) required activities. Partially included in the weekly schedule (a) two (2) discussion questions for each of the three (3) weeks and (b) required activities. Satisfactorily included in the weekly schedule (a) two (2) discussion questions for each of the three (3) weeks and (b) required activities. Thoroughly included in the weekly schedule (a) two (2) discussion questions for each of the three (3) weeks and (b) required activities.
4. List two (2) assignments: (a) an essay test with three (3) questions and (b) a writing assignment. Weight: 5% Did not submit or incompletely listed two (2) assignments: (a) an essay test with three (3) questions and (b) a writing assignment. Partially listed two (2) assignments: (a) an essay test with three (3) questions and (b) a writing assignment. Satisfactorily listed two (2) assignments: (a) an essay test with three (3) questions and (b) a writing assignment. Thoroughly listed two (2) assignments: (a) an essay test with three (3) questions and (b) a writing assignment.
5. Discuss at least two (2) challenges and two (2) benefits with the process of designing and developing this mini online course. Weight: 15% Did not submit or incompletely discussed at least two (2) challenges and two (2) benefits with the process of designing and developing this mini online course. Partially discussed at least two (2) challenges and two (2) benefits with the process of designing and developing this mini online course. Satisfactorily discussed at least two (2) challenges and two (2) benefits with the process of designing and developing this mini online course. Thoroughly discussed at least two (2) challenges and two (2) benefits with the process of designing and developing this mini online course.
6. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements Weight: 10% More than 6 errors present 5-6 errors present 3-4 errors present 0-2 errors present
Part B Blackboard Shell – Developed        
7. Build content areas for Weeks 4-6 of instruction in the course shell. (Note: Each folder must include at least one item that has 3-4 completed power points slides.) Weight: 10% Did not submit or incompletely built content areas for Weeks 4-6 of instruction in the course shell. Partially built content areas for Weeks 4-6 of instruction in the course shell. Satisfactorily built content areas for Weeks 4-6 of instruction in the course shell. Thoroughly built content areas for Weeks 4-6 of instruction in the course shell.
8. List three to five (3-5) learning outcomes for the last three (3) weeks of instruction. Weight:5% Did not submit or incompletely listed three to five (3- 5) learning outcomes for the last three (3) weeks of instruction. Partially listed three to five (3-5) learning outcomes for the last three (3) weeks of instruction. Satisfactorily listed three to five (3-5) learning outcomes for the last three (3) weeks of instruction. Thoroughly listed three to five (3-5) learning outcomes for the last three (3) weeks of instruction.
9. Build in the weekly schedule for Weeks 4-6 of instruction that includes: (a) topic(s) and (b) learning outcomes that are aligned with these topics. Weight: 10% Did not submit or incompletely built in the weekly schedule for Weeks 4-6 of instruction that includes: (a) topic(s) and (b) learning outcomes that are aligned with these topics. Partially built in the weekly schedule for Weeks 4-6 of instruction that includes: (a) topic(s) and (b) learning outcomes that are aligned with these topics. Satisfactorily built in the weekly schedule for Weeks 4-6 of instruction that includes: (a) topic(s) and (b) learning outcomes that are aligned with these topics. Thoroughly built in the weekly schedule for Weeks 4-6 of instruction that includes: (a) topic(s) and (b) learning outcomes that are aligned with these topics.
10. Create a new forum and name it Weeks 4-6 Discussion Forum. Weight: 5% Did not submit or incompletely created a new forum and did not submit or incompletely named it Weeks 4-6 Discussion Forum. Partially created a new forum and partially named it Weeks 4-6 Discussion Forum. Satisfactorily created a new forum and satisfactorily named it Weeks 4-6 Discussion Forum. Thoroughly created a new forum and thoroughly named it Weeks 4-6 Discussion Forum.
11. Provide (a) two (2) discussion questions based on the information presented for Weeks 4-6 and (b) required activities in the weekly schedule. (Post the two (2) discussion questions by creating a new thread for each question.) Weight: 5% Did not submit or incompletely provided (a) two (2) discussion questions based on the information presented for Weeks 4-6 and (b) required activities in the weekly schedule. Partially provided (a) two (2) discussion questions based on the information presented for Weeks 4-6 and (b) required activities in the weekly schedule. Satisfactorily provided (a) two (2) discussion questions based on the information presented for Weeks 4-6 and (b) required activities in the weekly schedule. Thoroughly provided (a) two (2) discussion questions based on the information presented for Weeks 4-6 and (b) required activities in the weekly schedule.
12. Develop three (3) essay questions by creating an assignment in the Assessments link based on the content from Weeks 4-6.  Weight: 5% Did not submit or incompletely developed three (3) essay questions by creating an assignment in the Assessments link based on the content from Weeks 4-6.  Partially developed three (3) essay questions by creating an assignment in the Assessments link based on the content from Weeks 4-6.  Satisfactorily developed three (3) essay questions by creating an assignment in the Assessments link based on the content from Weeks 4-6.  Thoroughly developed three (3) essay questions by creating an assignment in the Assessments link based on the content from Weeks 4-6. 
13. Develop the Gradebook, ensuring that all the assignments, discussions, and quizzes are included with the appropriate points and possible weight. Weight: 10% Did not submit or incompletely developed the Gradebook; did not submit or incompletely ensured that all the assignments, discussions, and quizzes are included with the appropriate points and possible weight. Partially developed the Gradebook; insufficiently ensured that all the assignments, discussions, and quizzes are included with the appropriate points and possible weight. Satisfactorily developed the Gradebook; partially ensured that all the assignments, discussions, and quizzes are included with the appropriate points and possible weight. Thoroughly developed the Gradebook; satisfactorily ensured that all the assignments, discussions, and quizzes are included with the appropriate points and possible weight.


Weekly Course Schedule

The purpose of the course schedule is to give you, at a glance, the required preparation, activities, and evaluation components of your course. For more information about your course, whether on-ground or online, access your online course shell.

The expectations for a 4.5 credit hour course are for students to spend 13.5 hours in weekly work. This time estimate includes preparation, activities, and evaluation regardless of the delivery mode.

Instructional Materials

In order to be fully prepared, obtain a copy of the required textbooks and other instructional materials prior to the first day of class. When available, Strayer University provides a link to the first three (3) chapters of your textbook(s) in eBook format. Check your online course shell for availability.

Review the online course shell or check with your professor to determine whether Internet-based assignments and activities are used in this course.

Strayer students are encouraged to purchase their course materials through our designated Strayer Bookstore. http://www.strayerbookstore.com  If a lab is required for the course, the Strayer Bookstore is the only vendor that sells the correct registration code so that Strayer students may access labs successfully.

Discussions

To earn full credit in an online threaded discussion, students must have one original post and a minimum of one other post per discussion thread.

Please note: Material in the online class will be made available on the previous Thursday. As it is always possible that students could lose their work due to unforeseen circumstances, it is a best practice to routinely save a working draft in a separate file before posting in the course discussion area.

Professors hold discussions during class time for on-ground students. Check with your professor if any additional discussion participation is required in the online course shell outside of class hours.

Assignments

A standardized performance grading rubric is a tool your professor will use to evaluate your written assignments. Review the rubric before submitting assignments that have grading rubrics associated with them to ensure you have met the performance criteria stated on the rubric.

Grades are based on individual effort. There is no group grading; however, working in groups in the online or on-ground classroom is acceptable.

Assignments for online students are always submitted through the online course shell. On-ground professors will inform students on how to submit assignments, whether in paper format or through the online course shell.

Resources

The Resource Center navigation button in the online course shell contains helpful links. Strayer University Library Resources are available here as well as other important information. You should review this area to find resources and answers to common questions.

Technical support is available for the following:

  • For technical questions, please contact Strayer Online Technical Support by logging in to your iCampus account at https://icampus.strayer.edu/login and submitting a case under “Student Center,” then “Submit Help Ticket.” If you are unable to log in to your iCampus account, please contact Technical Support via phone at (877) 642-2999.
  • For concerns with your class, please access the Solution Center by logging in to your iCampus account at https://icampus.strayer.edu/login and submitting a case under “Student Center,” then “Submit Help Ticket.” If you are unable to log in to your iCampus account, please contact the IT Help Desk at (866) 610-8123 or at mailto:IThelpdesk@Strayer.edu
  • SafeAssign is an online tool to assess the originality of student written work.
 
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