This course provides educators with knowledge, skills and experience in implementing
educational technology into a pedagogically sound learning environment. EDDL 5141 is designed
to provide instructors with a basic introduction to the theory and practice of online teaching
and learning and to develop the skills and strategies needed to facilitate courses in an
online environment. Participants will reflect on their experiences as online learners to help
develop their own philosophy of online teaching and learning. Using their philosophy, they
will plan and conduct an online learning activity that they will facilitate for their fellow
participants. Emphasis will be placed on student engagement and motivation, creating
collaborative and interactive experiences and gaining practical experience.
Students will be able to:
- Analyze selected learning and instructional design theories; assess the application of
these theories in a variety of online teaching and learning contexts.
- Evaluate and implement a range of educational technologies to support online design and
- Develop a design plan for an online teaching and learning experience within your own
theory based educational context.
- Facilitate an online lesson using appropriate facilitation techniques and supporting
educational technology to engage learners.
- Assess the design and facilitation techniques used within an existing online course and
make evidence-based recommendations.
Unit 1: Online Teaching and Learning and the Role of the Instructor
- Overview of Online Teaching and Learning
- The Role of the Online Instructor
Unit 2: Online Design Development
- Learning Theories and the Online Environment
- Instructional Design and the Online Environment
- Integrated Course Design
Unit 3: Online Facilitation
- Foundations of Online Facilitation
- Planning your Online Facilitation
- Building Online Community
- Engaging and Motivating Students Online
- Managing the Online Environment
Required text and materials
There is no required textbook for this course.
Computer with internet access is required.
To successfully complete this course, students must achieve a passing grade of 70% or higher
on the overall course.
|Assignment 1: Online Course Audit
|Assignment 2: Online Lesson Facilitation
|Assignment 3: Online Design Plan
|Assignment 4: Blogging and Online Activity Participation
NOTE TO STUDENTS beginning this Online Teaching & Learning program in Winter 2012, a
student who receives a B- (70-74) or lower in two or more courses will be required to withdraw
regardless of their grade point average unless the Program Coordinator recommends
Open Learning Faculty Member
An Open Learning Faculty Member is available to assist students. Primary communication is
through the Learning Environment's "Mail" tool or by phone. Students will receive the
necessary contact information at the start of the course.