When teaching in, or designing for, a face-to-face (F2F) classroom, teachers and curriculum designers typically develop long-range/course plans. The importance of planning ahead for online courses is no different. As teachers, many of us have experience with securing or writing content, creating a logical scope and sequence, designing assessments, and accounting for how students learn and thrive in the process. Even with this experience, transitioning a course originally designed for F2F execution over to the online environment is challenging for most. With the increased demand for online course delivery, teachers today are faced with taking their F2F courses (with little to no resources, at times) and bringing them “online”. This course is designed to assist with that task by presenting the basics of instructional design, from both a pedagogical and procedural standpoint, as well as considering learning and teaching styles, delivery models and instructional methods, communication, engagement, choice, and accessibility.
This course is for professional development credit only. VirtualSC PD courses do not count towards any type of degree.
Week 1: Student Orientation
Week 2: What is Instructional Design?
Week 3: Planning for Success
Week 4: Designing for Delivery Models and Learning Styles
Week 5: Designing for Engagement and Communication
Week 6: Procuring and Designing Basic Content
Week 7: Considerations for Differentiation and Accessibility
This is an advanced level course for teachers, literacy coaches, curriculum specialists, professional development specialists, or other school personnel. Participants are expected to have regular access to computers with Internet access. They will also need speakers and a microphone (or a headset or telephone) to participate in the Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Virtual Meeting sessions. In addition, participants should be proficient with browsing the Internet, uploading and downloading content, navigating to computer files, and with using word processing software, email, and attachments.
All materials in this course are the property of the South Carolina Department of Education Office of VirtualSC PD. All course materials needed/required for the workshop are available online.
When you register for a graduate course there are two steps: first with VirtualSC PD and then with The College of Charleston. Upon registration with VirtualSC PD, directions will be emailed to you for completing registration with The College of Charleston. Check the email used to create your Genius account often.
- Registration with The College of Charleston is required for each graduate course in order for credit to be awarded.