Getting Started with Online Design
Are you looking to move your course or training online? or maybe you want to update an existing online offering. We are here to assist you in creating relevant and rigorous online learning activities. We strive to keep up with the constant changing landscape of technology, best practices in education, accessibility, and instructional design. Our skills in best practices for designing learning experiences that promote active learning and critical thinking maximizes opportunities for active learning opportunities for your students.
Numerous research studies have revealed how to best design online learning experiences that harness technology while choosing effective teaching strategies, which is known as digital pedagogy. Frameworks and standards have been created to guide faculty through the process. One such set of standards is Quality Matters. Quality Matters standards are used across the world to ensure quality in online learning experiences. In this module, you will learn about Quality Matters standards and how to apply the standards to your online course design. We have created a Louisiana Tech Moodle template aligned with QM standards. If you would like to utilize this template for your course, reach out and we will add you to the template so you can import it into your course!
Available Professional Development
Introduction to Online Instruction Louisiana Tech Training Portal
Active Learning Online Louisiana Tech Training Portal
Design for All Louisiana Tech Training Portal
Application of Online Instruction Louisiana Tech Training Portal
Designing Online Discussion Forums Hub Learning Community
K12 Blended and Online Learning Hub Learning Community
Learning to Teach Online Hub Learning Community
Creating Video, Audio, and Infographics for Online Learning Hub Learning Community
Getting Started Resources
Are you ready to get started? Here are a few "getting started" tips:
GSuite Handouts Meet
If you need another video conferencing option, check out GSuite Handouts Meet.
Getting Started with Screencast-o-matic
Screencast-o-matic is an easy way to create and even edit videos for your classroom.
Louisiana Tech has a site license for Mediasite. Captioning is available, but that is a separate paid option. Contact the Tech IT department for more information.
Are you looking for photos and graphics to use in your online classroom?
Check these out!