Characteristics of a Good Online Course

on October 12 | in Administrator's Perspective, Blended Learning, Course Creation, E-Learning, Instructor's Perspective, MOOCs, Student's Perspective, Uncategorized | by | with 2 Comments

Below is our list of the characteristics of a good online course.   Each has been discussed in a previous post.   We will use this list to evaluate MOOCs and other online learning products and hope the list will be useful to others for similar purposes.   Also, we hope that it will be helpful to others in designing new online learning opportunities.

 

1.   A GOOD ONLINE COURSE IS COMPLETE, NOT JUST A GROUP OF COURSE MATERIALS

2.   A GOOD ONLINE COURSE HAS CONTENT THAT IS UP TO DATE, COMPREHENSIVE AND APPROPRIATE TO INSTRUCTOR AND STUDENT

3.   A GOOD ONLINE COURSE IS ENGAGING

4.   A GOOD ONLINE COURSE IS PROPERLY PACED FOR LEARNERS AND INSTRUCTORS

5.   A GOOD ONLINE COURSE PERMITS INDIVIDUALIZED INSTRUCTION

6.   A GOOD ONLINE COURSE CAN BE TAUGHT ONLINE OR IN A CLASSROOM OR BOTH

7.   A GOOD ONLINE COURSE MUST BE AVAILABLE ON MOBILE DEVICES

8.   A GOOD ONLINE COURSE SHOULD UTILIZE NARRATIVE LEARNING

9.   A GOOD ONLINE COURSE MUST PERMIT RELIABLE ASSESSMENT OF STUDENT OUTCOMES

10. A GOOD ONLINE COURSE IS LINKED TO THE OLD SYSTEM OF PRINTED TEXT

11. A GOOD ONLINE COURSE IS PROPERLY PRICED

12. A GOOD ONLINE COURSE DISPENSES WITH VIDEOS OF LECTURES

13. A GOOD ONLINE COURSE INCORPORATES ADAPTIVE LEARNING TECHNOLOGY

 

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2 Responses to Characteristics of a Good Online Course

  1. Fakhr says:

    A GOOD ONLINE COURSE HAS CONTENT THAT IS UP TO DATE,
    this is the hard part in my opinion , i start my online course in udemy ,after two months the framework is updated and i must update my course again although i started new course

  2. India says:

    You seem to have taken a liking to me. Tower Defense games have always been enjoyable for me. I remember spending hours playing Defense Grid in deiaeminrtton of getting every gold model lol. I eventually resorted to youtube videos for strategies. ._.

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