This course will become read-only in the near future. Tell us at if that is a problem.

*Wk 3-6-Developing your materials

The main focus of the rest of this course is on developing the online instructional materials you have set out to create.

In the context of doing that, you might want to explore one or more of these special topics:

  • Content, especially open content that you can include in your course freely and legally
  • Deeper learning
  • Student engagement
  • Web 2.0 and embedding
  • Differentiation
  • Assessment
  • Other topics that you might choose to explore (Message me to ask to add a task for other topics.)

hands on work iconAs you explore these tasks, think about how you can apply them to your own online materials. Then do so and post a comment with a link showing how you did that. Online learning design is an iterative process -- you try things based on research, experience, and your best guesses; see how it works out; revise; repeat. :) We'll all learn by sharing these experiences.

hands on work iconDuring this period, we'll also have several webinars that will be open for discussing how your development is going. These will be held on Tuesdays at 5pm EDT (2pm PDT). The schedule is here.

In addition those times, please feel free to set up your own webinars in the same BBB room with your collaborative groups or other folks in the course.


Here is a rubric you can use (optional) to assess your course materials as you go.

Task Discussion

  • karen   Oct. 26, 2011, 5:41 p.m.

    Just a quick update on the elementary math course a group of us are working on....we had a Skype call this week and decided to move ahead with this. In fact, we're going to have an online seminar on P2PU (in late Nov.) to guide the prototype development.

    If anyone else is interested in participating, let me know.

  • karen   Oct. 15, 2011, 5:20 p.m.

    The 5 Pillars of Online Learning Quality from the Sloan Consortium: