Module 5
Engaging Interface, Content, and Presentation Contexts

 

1. Overview & Objectives

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Estimated time to complete Module 5: ~8 hours

 
Video Overview of Module 5

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Topics

  • Finding, creating, and incorporating rich, multimodal content to your courses
  • Engaging and motivating students: creating frequent, rich, and challenging high-stakes learning activities 
  • Designing an effective and engaging course-site interface
  • Exploring interface-design and multimedia-creation technology tools 

Objectives

  • Review the DOTS course and other sample courses for navigation-scheme ideas and identify/analyze schemes that you consider successful
  • Review the DOTS course and other sample courses for multimedia and interface-design elements that successfully enhance course delivery and identify relevant elements that could inform your own course design
  • Examine how the identified navigation-scheme, multimedia, and interface-design elements relate to the Quality Matters standards for course resources and technology
  • Incorporate selected navigation-scheme, multimedia, and interface-design elements to your sample-course materials and assignments
  • Participate in asynchronous online interactions, in low- and high-stake contexts
  • Become familiar with course-interface-design (e.g. SoftChalk) and screencasting (e.g. Camtasia & ScreenFlow) tools
     

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