Designing and Developing an Online Course: A Guide for Educators

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Written by an educator for educators, this ebook covers the practical questions that often arise when designing and developing an online course. Topics were collected and assembled from questions asked over my years of working closely with educators. It is designed to help educators create an online course that is usable, accessible, and engaging so students get the most out of an online course. More

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About Dr. Patricia Delich

I have been guiding educators in the use of online educational technologies for more than 17 years working with hundreds of educators throughout California and the U.S., and around the world. Working side by side with teachers through the process of online course development, I have gained insights into the common pitfalls, problems, and needs teachers have while designing and developing online courses.

I developed a comprehensive program that guides educators through the process of designing and developing online courses. My first program was offered at City College of San Francisco (CCSF) in 2001. While at CCSF, two national and 11 statewide awards for exemplary online courses were obtained by faculty who worked with me. Because the program was so successful, I began to offer the program to other colleges and universities. As an eLearning consultant, I extend my expertise to colleges and universities to assist them in their online learning initiatives.

I hold a doctoral degree in educational technology from Pepperdine University, where I focused my study on online course design, development, and teaching. I regularly teach online. Courses offered have been: Design of Learning Environments with Emerging Technologies, Foundations of Online Teaching and Learning, Curriculum and Technology, Online Course Makeover, and Introduction To Online Learning and Course Design.

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Review by: Sylvia Currie on Sep. 26, 2011 :
As someone who has worked with faculty to design and develop online courses I recognize so many steps in this book most authors take for granted that people will understand. This book is practical, detailed, thorough, well written, and very well organized. Dr. Delich has researched, and more importantly, USED the tools and techniques she recommends. Suggested resources to learn more are embedded throughout the text, and are very selective. Attention to accessibility throughout the book is very refreshing -- something that is often left out of similar course design resources. Top rating from me! I will recommend this book to faculty, and individuals involved in a support role for years to come.
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)
Review by: Connie Lyons on Aug. 20, 2011 :
This is a great resource to have! There are always times that our memory falters when it has been a little while since we performed a task, and this is great to have, especially when we are working on our work at crazy hours when it is not acceptable to ask our technicians on call.
(reviewed 23 days after purchase)
Review by: Tony Fairchild on July 11, 2011 :
What a fantastic resource.

I have taken a few classes from Dr. Delich, however there are tasks/concepts that I always forget about. Having 24/7 access to this guide is exactly what I needed. This is my 3rd full year as an online instructor. I am very pleased to be learning additional techniques and tips from this guide which are making me a better instructor.

I highly recommend this is a MUST HAVE for all online instructors and I think it would be very useful for f2f instructors as well.

Thanks again for all that you do Dr. Delich.

--Tony Fairchild
Adjunct Instructor Yuba College
Veterinary Technology Program
(reviewed 26 days after purchase)
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