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Instructional Design for Language Teachers

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Welcome to Unit 2

Thanks everyone for your work on Unit 1, it’s been great reading through your posts responding to the article and looking at the slides you’ve been creating. I also really appreciate the constructive feedback you gave at the end, this helps us make adjustments as we go along and also helps you think about online course design.

This week we’ll have our first live sessions, you should have been sent an email about that with a calendar invitation, but if not, you can find more information a little further down the page.

Now we’re heading into Unit 2 and we’ll review the key principles from unit 1, explore the promises and pitfalls of e-learning, and be introduced to a simple tool for creating interactive content.

Welcome to the course!

Hi there! We’re glad you made it to the course home page. Juliet and David will be the tutors on the course and we hope you find the next ten weeks useful. To get started, just scroll down the page a bit – go down under where it says Course Forums – and find the section called Course Units. Click on the Introductory Unit to get started.

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Unit 9 Online course design standards

Copy and paste the text or attach your file to the post. Also, answer this question: Based on your course ... Read More

Unit 9 Share your course outcomes

Please share your 3 to 4 course outcomes below. Come back and compare yours with others to see how similar ... Read More

Feedback on Unit 9

Please add any comments about the ninth unit, particularly in the following areas: Navigation and design: how easy was it ... Read More

Unit 8 The benefits of using video

Share your ideas on the following question, either by text or by Loom video (optional): Based on the content you ... Read More

Unit 8 Share your video interaction

Please share the link to your video interaction below (e.g. Articulate Review or H5P link), and also answer the following ... Read More

Recent forum comments


Reply To: Unit 8 The benefits of using video

I think the examples were great at demonstrating how video/audio can be used on online courses. I found the EdPuzzle ... Read More

Reply To: Unit 8 The benefits of using video

These are really good points @dylan, which brings us back to our role as teachers. Just because it is online ... Read More

Reply To: Feedback on Unit 8

No problem @ian. Can I help with anything here? You could send some screenshots of the problem, or we can ... Read More

Reply To: Unit 9 Online course design standards

These both sound like fairly positive experiences @ian and @natasha595. You add a couple of good suggestions to your courses ... Read More

Reply To: Feedback on Unit 9

Thanks @ian. We might not always be the one responsible for writing the course structure, but it's always good to ... Read More

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