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What Do The Modules Of An Online Learning Course Look Like
In the last few years, online courses have become a commonplace component of career-related education in general. The course materials that courses require don’t only fall into the “standard” textbook mold of assignments but can require more sophisticated multimedia format, full length videos, interactive simulations, live streaming of instruction, and more. It’s no longer a question of if an online course will work or how well the student will succeed, it’s rather a question of “how.”
That brings us to Mr. Wizard, a complete overview of Online Learning that outlines the relevant aspects of curriculum design, implementation, resources, and much more. It combines the standard course materials with thoughtful details to make it a full-fledged research & analysis of online courses.
The quality of the course materials is a huge part of online course success, and they are ideally equipped to make learning as easy as possible. After all, the students should see the content they’re assigned on screen, making it easier to digest at the very least. The design of materials itself is important, particularly within the context of course design. No one wants to walk in the door expecting anything and stumble all over themselves trying to find what they need, or worse, try to figure out the confusing scaffolding of support structure.
To help people understand just what they’re getting into when they’re dipping their toe into the online learning waters, every module lays out the requirements that every advanced online program will need to offer. In addition, Mr. Wizard’s course material outlines the precise steps that every online program has to take to ensure that the content on their courses is fully intended, prepared, and obtained with the expectation of having success. Students should be able to begin their learning paths with confidence that everything will be taken care of in advance, or otherwise they are committing time, money, and stress to a scheme that will fail to deliver results.
There are few parts of an online course that don’t have to be implemented in order to successfully provide learning. For teachers, the consequences of poor student engagement are obvious and drastic. A failed course makes an increasingly-stressed teacher look like a bad educator and results in a huge source of frustration for their students as well. For students, a learning endeavor that’s not accomplished begins to demonstrate a lack of commitment. The same holds true for both the teacher and the student’s parents.
Mr. Wizard’s course material offers a more detailed look at the textbook entry points and relies on statistics, studies, and more. I particularly recommend the Module “Dean’s List: Conversations with Teachers,” which features reflections and interviews with high-quality classroom instructors who share their thoughts on online learning and experiences with students. It’s a rich experience that just plain breaks it down and gets you thinking about how everything in your new online course can be improved.
People who want to understand online learning and perhaps get started in the right direction for their next online course could do a lot worse than Mr. Wizard’s The Complete Online Course (ECA). It takes the concept of comprehensive online course development and distills it down to the essentials, providing direction to professionals and professionals-in-training on how to design a full online curriculum for success. Mr. Wizard shows those on the fence that online courses are not just a passing fad but a potentially very real way to advance their career. Whether people are pursuing higher education or simply looking to broaden their knowledge base, the whole point of online courses is to put people in a position to succeed, while simultaneously increasing flexibility.