Collaborative and Responsive Model of Course Development

Collaborative and Responsive Model of Course Development

collaboration, Curriculum development, mobile learning, distance education
  • Distance Education
  • Distance Education
  • Quality Assurance
  • Collaboration
Distance Education and Quality Assurance
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Laramie County Community College (WY)
http://lccc.wy.edu
https://lccc-wy.desire2learn.com/?logout=1

Logon name: wichetest password is wiche007 once logged in click on course Art_1010_DEV General Art History. Once on the course page click on content to review course

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  • Institutions

PURPOSE

Traditionally, online course offerings were produced as needed rather than programmatically with minimal consistency in delivery or development of course materials.

  • Improve the consistency, quality and delivery of online courses offered at LCCC.

  • Collaborate with faculty as subject matter experts to build the content

  • Create simple navigation for all courses

  • Standardized course design

DESCRIPTION

The Center for Learning Technologies complied research on best practices for consistent, high quality online course delivery led to the formation of this project. The instructional designers and subject matter experts collaborated to design both online that ensure comparability and consistency in meeting course competencies and learning objectives that mirror LCCC’s face-2-face courses.

Major Characteristics Development of online course template, peer review completed post development, student survey completed post course completion, revision of course materials or delivery method based on information received from peer review and student surveys.

Courses are designed using HTML 5 for easy navigation

RESULTS

  • Peer review of developed online courses

  • Student surveys delivered post participation in developed online courses.

Projected outcomes are: increased student enrollment in online programs, increased student satisfaction and retention, and improvement in quality and delivery of online courses.

Students reported an increase in navigating course materials and understanding what is expected of them. Also, the students reported increase in usability and access to the online courses through a variety of tools (e.g. tablets and smartphones) due to the implementation of responsive design during course development (e.g. HTML based).

RESOURCES AND LESSONS LEARNED

Subject Matter Experts, multimedia software and instructional designers

  • $54,845

  • We discovered that it took longer than we first thought to develop this model. Once we had the model it needed to be peer reviewed and demonstrated to faculty to get buy in to the process.

  • students loved the ease of navigation

We are currently writing a white paper to propose an online campus where all courses will be developed like this by Instructional Designers with faculty acting as subject matter experts to bring consistency to course design and navigation. We are putting 5 degrees online using this method

FOR MORE INFORMATION

http://lccc.wy.edu/StrategicPlan/Goal1.aspx - Develop an LCCC Online enterprise with sufficient autonomy to purposefully grow offerings and enrollment in distance education using cutting-edge course design and innovative instruction

Les Balsiger
Director, Center for Learning Technologies
Laramie County Community College
1400 E. College Drive
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82007
Phone: 3077784359

lbalsiger@lccc.wy.edu

Les Balsiger
Director, Center for Learning Technologies
Laramie County Community College
1400 E. College Drive
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82007
Phone: 3077784359

lbalsiger@lccc.wy.edu