EDU 609 EDU609 Week 6 Final Assignment Course Revisions and Evaluation Report (Ashford)
Course Revisions and Evaluation Report. Due by Day 7. In your previous Online Education Specialization courses and throughout this course, you have been developing your own online course using the CourseSites tool. This week you will finalize your online course based on the feedback you received last week in the peer review activity. In addition, you will write a Course Self-Evaluation Report.
Complete Course Revisions
Based on the feedback you received from your peer using the Quality Online Course Initiative (QOCI) Rubric, make any revisions you feel necessary to improve your course. Your course should contain all the elements described in the Online Course Checklist.
Part 1: Revisions to and Summary of Your Final Course
Based on the feedback you received last week and the self-evaluation you’ve just completed, apply any necessary revisions to your course to improve the overall quality. Your course should include all the elements outlined in the Online Course Checklist. Your course will contain at least two learning modules. Below are required elements that must be present in your course.
• Course Description
o Target audience. The description of the target audience should be written in a way
that does not disclose confidential or sensitive information as this will be read by the learners themselves.
Describe the grade level and school if at K-12 or, if learners are adults, provide more detail about profession and organization;
Relevant prior knowledge that learners have that prepares them for the lesson;
Learner environment and if they will be accessing a classroom, using their own technology or using school, lab or community resources.
o Description of the course. This is your sales pitch! Your description should be written to interest and motivate potential learners to take your course. The description should include:
Subject matter and learning goal;
General description of key learning activities;
Performance Objectives (pulled from all modules);
What is fun, interesting, or motivating about your course.
• Appeal and Usability
grow skills and knowledge as they continue through the activities and lessons; o The course is easy to navigate and information is easy to find.
• Course Structure
The course navigation menu and content will include the following items:
o Announcements. With at least one announcement posted in the Announcements section
o Instructor Welcome. Includes instructor bio and welcome-to-class message including;
A short written message to the class providing a welcome and instructor
A Multimedia video developed by the instructor with bio and/or welcome
• Elements that must be in all learning modules in the online course
o Brief description of the Module describing the learning goal, activities and lessons o PerformanceObjective(s)foreachmodule
Lectures, resources, readings and other learning materials necessary to teach the lesson thoroughly
At least one discussion board that supports the lesson. NOTE: The first module should also have an introduction board in addition to a lesson discussion board.
Instructional technology should be used liberally, not only as learning resources, but for students to actively use as they develop learning products (example students create a mind map, create a digital story, use social media, or use mobile technology to complete a learning activity).
Graded assignments / assessments that measure achievement of the Performance Objective(s)
• Elements that must be present in at least one module in the online course
o At least one assignment should have a rubric to measure learning. The rubric should
include criteria connected to the Performance Objective(s). o Aquizortest.
Compete an Online Course Self-Evaluation Report and Course Checklist
As you consider your own online course, step back and think about best practices you have learned throughout the specialization when developing it. First go through your course and rate it accoding to the Abbreviated QOCI Rubric as you evaluate the principles, strategies and technologies you applied in your course. Next, develop an Online Course Self-Evaluation Report of 6-10 pages (not including title page and reference section). Your evaluation should include the following components:
Part 1: Online Course Design and Development – Instructional Design
• Describe the strategies you used to help ensure student success in your online class. Frame your discussion around how you integrated Cognitive, Social, and Teaching Presence. Describe the materials, activities and assessments you used that contribute to an engaging online learning experience that supports critical thinking and learning. Describe the strategies you used to support community and relationship building. How did you build in opportunities for the instructor to guide and support students in achieving the Performance Objectives of your class?
• Discuss in detail the design and development process as you created your online course throughout the Specialization. Describe how you identified course Learning Goals, Learning Outcomes and Performance Objectives, and how you created lessons, activities and assessments that connected students to the curriculum and encouraged successful achievement.
Part 2: Technology Use and Integration
Discuss the Learning Management System (LMS), CourseSites. What challenges did you face? Are you comfortable in using the functions and tools to create your online course or will you search for another LMS next time?
What did you feel was valuable about this LMS? What would you have liked to change about it?
Discuss the technologies used to support learner success across the class. Describe technologies
selected for your lesson and student activities and how they contributed to an engaging and
effective learning experience.
Next describe the technologies used by students when completing the final project or product.
Why did you select these/this technology(ies) and how do they support learning and achievement of the Performance Objective(s)?
Part 3: Summary of the Peer- and Self-Review Process
Discuss your experience in evaluating someone else’s course. What did you learn from your colleagues’ courses? What ideas did you want to add to your own design repertoire?
What are your thoughts about the peer review process in general? Are peer review activities something you would like to try in your own online course? Why or why not?
Summarize the evaluation findings of your course provided by your peer and describe the changes you made to your own course based on that review.
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