OL 3400.01: Online Course Design

  • 05/01/2023 - 05/29/2023

This course was designed for instructors with minimal learning design experience. It will help you to develop an approach to online course design that models Penn State Quality Assurance e-Learning Design Standards and employs Quality Matters Standards to promote effective and engaging learning experiences for Penn State students. Ideally, you will be taking this course to prepare for the development of a new, fully online course. Or perhaps you will be engaging in a redesign or edit of an online course that you have already taught. It will be useful to those either working on their own or in partnership with an instructional designer.

Course Objectives

After taking this course, you should be able to do the following:

  • align module- or unit-level objectives with content and/or activities and assessment strategy
  • reflect on the different strategies used to offer a course face-to-face versus online
  • recognize how course alignment is supported by select Quality Matters standards
  • develop at least one rubric for a course artifact
  • create an action plan to address course development and the learner experience in your course
  • Number: OL 3400.01
  • Category: The Learner and Learning
  • Mode: Instructor Led
  • Duration: 4 weeks
  • Time Commitment: 3–5 hours/week