Designing with quality and engagement at the forefront

Online learning expert Angela Gunder offers advice on how to design digital courses with a focus on quality and engagement

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Online Learning Consortium 
6 Nov 2020
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Using evidence based practices in online course design

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Expert insight and tips on designing online courses with quality and engagement at their heart from Angela Gunder, vice president of learning at the Online Learning Consortium, filmed as part of REMOTE, the connected faculty summit. The virtual event showcased best practice, techniques and tools for digital teaching in higher education. If you’re in a rush, browse the timeline below for the key topics covered and where in the video to find them. 

04:43 The challenges that educators have faced in the pivot to online instruction 

07:35 The unique opportunities offered by the online environment 

07:56 Start with outcomes as opposed to the modality when designing online courses 

09:11 Understanding inequalities in online learning 

12:02 What unique opportunities exist for us to ensure quality, equity, access and engagement in the online learning environment? 

13:05 Link to Google Doc with a vast range of shared resources about outcomes-based learning  

14:00 Starting and building out from student learning outcomes 

15:50 The importance of course mapping 

17:47 Example of a course mapping template 

19:27 A brief look at Universal Design for Learning 

21:00 Tools you can use to enhance online course design 

23:17 Who is it worth sharing your online course design resources with? 

24:21 How is course mapping different to scaffolding? 

27:00 Where can we find more information on course maps? 

28:45 Flipgrid versus VoiceThread 


This video was produced by REMOTE, the connected faculty summit, hosted by Arizona State University.  


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