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Assignment 2: eLearning Course Design: Units of Instruction

So far for your eLearning course you have written outcomes, aligned instructional materials to support students in meeting those outcomes, and developed the Instructional Strategies Mapping plan. For this Assignment, you will continue to work within the “development” phase of the ADDIE model. You will write the study activities and introductions to those activities (i.e., further develop the units of instruction) and place them in your eLearning course. You will also consider the organization and design of your eLearning course within your LMS and make modifications to the navigation and interface according to good design principles.

To prepare:

Read Chapters 10 and 11 in Stavredes and Herder (2014). Decide on an organization for your eLearning units (Stavredes & Herder, 2014; pp. 139–140) and consider how to best engage course participants. Refer to your “Instructional Materials” table (Stavredes & Herder, 2014; p. 92) from Module 3, and complete the Instructional Strategies Mapping Worksheet (p. 117) as you develop the instructional and activity plan for your eLearning course. Finally, enter your LMS platform and view your eLearning course as objectively as you can. Look for ease of navigation to determine how your course organization might be improved.

By Day 7 of Week 8

Add the following to your eLearning course:

  • Multimedia project and transcript
  • Units of instruction (Stavredes & Herder, 2014; pp. 144–149)
  • Include unit (weekly) introductions using either video or audio
  • Align to the instructional materials (readings and presentations)
  • Descriptions of course activities (what students are being asked to do)
  • Supportive and introductory lead-in text necessary for discussion prompts
  • Course Introduction (Stavredes & Herder, 2014; pp. 153–154) using either video or audio

Add the following to your eLearning course syllabus:

  • Grading grid that shows the point values of all the course activities and how final grades will be earned

Organize the design of your eLearning course (Stavredes & Herder, 2014; Chapter 11):

  • Navigation and interface:
    • Consider making changes to improve these areas within your LMS environment:
    • Obvious start
    • Clear reverse
    • Consistent logic
    • Observes conventions
    • Landmarks
    • Proximity
  • Content design to support engagement:
    • Consider which tools students will have access to for engagement with other students and the instructor.

By Day 7 of Week 8

Submit this Assignment. Place the URL of your eLearning course into a document with the Module 4 Assignment 2 Rubric. Add notes to your Instructor to help to locate the items within your eLearning course. Complete the Student-Self Assessment column, adding comments to justify the points you have awarded your work – full points are not automatic; also add the URL to your eLearning course to the space at the top of the rubric. Use correct APA form and style with scholarly writing.

Note: In order for grading to take place, submitted assignments MUST include the following:

  1. Correctly formatted document naming convention (see Submission and Grading Information)
  2. Title page that follows the Writing Center course template
  3. Correct APA form and style; APA formatted in-text citations for ideas from Learning Resources
  4. Scholarly writing with proper grammar, sentence structure, and spelling; future tense is used appropriately when referring to the proposed eLearning course
  5. Reference page following current APA formatting style
  6. Copy of the rubric with the Student Self-Assessment completed, including justification for the points awarded

Important: When these six items are not included in the submission, the instructor will not grade the assignment,