Free Toolkit: Designing Better Online Learning Experiences
MOOCs and online courses have the potential to scale and democratize learning in unprecedented ways. But, MOOC platforms are often designed in a way that perpetuates ineffective models of teaching and learning. How might we create our own solutions to the problems we face in creating meaningful online learning? To design for online learning, you'll need to ask yourself several key questions:
- What values and norms will drive the actions of the members of the learning community?
- Who is the experience designed for, and what motivates them?
- What do you want your audience to get out of the experience?
- What does success looks like? How will learners know they are making progress?
- What will be the roles of instructors and other members of the learning community?
- How and when will you communicate with your audience?
- How will technology add unique value to the experience?
Our toolkit has been designed to help online learning designers apply a framework for planning successful courses. Inside, you'll find a number of case study examples, tips and tricks, and most importantly, a link to download our free Online Learning Design Canvas, first developed for SXSWEDU 2015.
Feel free to use the materials provided here for your planning, and join the conversation on Twitter with #OnlineLearningDesign.
Note: All resources shared in this folder were designed by Leticia Britos Cavagnaro, Melissa Jones and Alfred Solis. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Be sure to attribute the original authors as follows when sharing:
Online Learning Design Canvas and supporting resources originally developed by Leticia Britos Cavagnaro, Melissa Jones and Alfred Solis bit.ly/onlinelearningdesign