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2 Tips for Success in Web Course Design: A Few Things I Have Learned Cathy A. Simpson Technical Application Center

3 Tips for Success : Integrate & Collaborate   Identify course goals & objectives   Identify strategies you know help students achieve goals & objectives   use technology to extend strategies or create new ones

4 Tips for Success : Integrate & Collaborate   Read the Web for   ideas   examples   help

5 Tips for Success : Integrate & Collaborate   Recognize & explore differences in distance & traditional learning   Process issues   Resource issues   Communication issues

6 Tips for Success : Integrate & Collaborate   Establish collaboration with others VCCS CourseWare Grants Campus CITGs & TLTRs TAC/ELI Institutes Mentoring

7 Tips for Success : Integrate & Collaborate   Factor in sessions to learn software needed to complete project Web editorsDigital camera ScannerPlug-ins

8 Tips for Success: Integrate & Plan   Develop site by storyboarding or flow charting to create visual of plan purpose audience content sequence of content

9 Tips for Success: Focus on Learner   Design site to be learner-driven to promote active learning through   discussion forums   & listervs   webquests

10 Tips for Success: Focus on Learner   Design site to be learner-driven to promote active learning through   online collaborative writing   self-directed learning units   electronic journals and portfolios   student designed Web pages

11 Tips for Success: Design to Construct Meaning   Develop consistent navigation tools   Use common color schemes   yellow & green easier to perceive   red and blue difficult

12 Tips for Success: Design to Construct Meaning   Use upper & lower case letters   Organize logical sequence of pages   Use point size of at least 30   Incorporate visuals to clarify meaning

13 Tips for Success: Design to Use Visuals   Incorporate visual into making meaning clarification emphasis focus navigation

14 Tips for Success: Design for Readability   Use Basic Design Principles   keep visual simple   leave lots of white space   keep visual organized   create path for eye   make something dominant   divide space in interesting way

15 Tips for Success: Include the Basics   Include some basics   general course information   netiquette guidelines   tips for success   technology how-to’s   resource links   Use contextual links only


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