It is important to establish a scope and sequence for an online course. This is a critical element of your online course design. Learn how to use an online learning platform to plan and structure your scope and sequence using learning outcomes along with units or modules. Inside of these learning modules, the instructor can create learning objectives which will help students focus in on the most important content and skills in the course.
- [Voiceover] It's important to determine…the scope and sequence of your course,…and communicate that with your students.…Make sure that you'll be able to cover…all the required content within the time…you have allotted for your course.…One of the best ways to do this…is to break your course down into units, or modules.…I'm going to navigate to Moodle right now…and show you what I mean.…So right now I'm using Moodle Cloud,…and when you first create a course in Moodle,…by default, it will divide it up into weeks.…I'll click on my General Ecology course,…which I haven't started formatting yet.…
And as you can see, they divide it up in to weeks.…The first is January 28th to February 3rd,…and then it continues on.…I do have the ability to edit these dates if I needed,…to fit my schedule.…This might be the best structure for your course,…if you want students to work at the same pace.…The benefit of this method is that…students are all studying the same content at the same time,…and the discussions tend to be more engaging…
Staff author Oliver Schinkten draws the connections between high-quality instruction and online education. He provides a framework for creating a digital classroom—with or without a learning management system—and guidance to get students interacting with the course material, the instructor, and each other. Collaboration is the key to making the learning experience more dynamic. Oliver also shows how to incorporate digital resources and the latest ed tech into your classroom, and make sure the lessons are accessible to students of all ability levels.
- What is online education?
- Why does online education succeed?
- Understanding learning management systems
- Incorporating technology in the classroom
- Setting guidelines and expectations about online courses
- Writing learning outcomes and learning objectives
- Sharing and curating files and resources
- Tracking student progress
- Engaging students
- Fostering communication
- Providing feedback
- Making learning accessible to students with disabilities