Please download this file (it's all in one pdf file) and have it available
It has been difficult to try and teach this course without a text, and
I regret trying. But most of the books out there on elearning are just
not very good. The one I really liked went out of print, which says something
about my taste. But this is a nice balanced set of articles about all
phases of online learning and I'm happy to have finally found it.
The most authentic activity I can give you is to have you build a learning
site in Blackboard. Unfortunately, ODU will not allow you to have authoring
rights on the Blackboard they are running on their own servers. So we
have to use Blackboard's commercial trial site.
Please go to the Blackboard commercial site (address below) and sign
up for a 60 day trial. This will give you an online learning environment
the remainder of class. Assignments will be posted here later in the
week for working in Bb.
Your password is "eci647" if you have not already created
On your My Blackboard page you will see that you are teaching
a course called Online Learning Test Site. This is a course I set
up and enrolled you as an instructor. It is a place to try things out and
for me to show you examples.
Your Online Course tasks for this week are the following:
Create an online class environment of your own. In your coursesites page
scroll down and look in the right column. There's a link to Create a
Course. Do so by following the listed instructions.
Enroll your classmates in your new course area. Do so following this
Download and print out this list of your class members: