How to Plan a New Online Course, Part 2: Goals and Assessments

In part one of our guide, we showed you how to define the learning objectives for a new eLearning course or training, and how to develop a strong course outline that ensures your objectives will be met.

Now let’s explore the process of assessing your learners’ progress to make sure your course clearly and effectively delivers its intended lessons.

5. Defining Teaching and Learning Activities

This is where you specify all of the pedagogical tactics that the course will utilize.

Key points to consider:

What lectures, slides, visual aids, videos, and graphics will you include in order to support each of the learning objectives? How will each learning component be delivered: Online? In-class? Hybrid sessions? Will they be synchronous or asynchronous? What assignments, simulations, discussion boards, group projects, quizzes, tests, essays, etc. will you schedule in order to ensure your learners master and internalize the knowledge being delivered? What supplemental course materials and aids will be made available (e.g., research notes, case studies, white papers, links to external forums and websites, etc.)?

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