Online learning: designing assignments that achieve their goal!

In online training, instructional designers are often responsible for adapting a course previously given in a traditional classroom and designed for that context. This work requires more than merely transferring educational content to a technological medium. If we look at assessments specifically, which allow for the assimilation of material and evaluation of acquired knowledge, their design requires special attention. It is necessary to ensure they correctly align with the course objectives. Let’s examine the structure of assignments under the microscope to ensure they meet their intended goals! What course content should each assignment relate to?

The assignment must be relevant; this means that it must be related to the course content and must cover the main concepts taught and not information considered non-essential.

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