Foundations of Instructional Technology for E-Learning
This course introduces students to the technologies, systems, and toolsets commonly used to support the design, delivery, and assessment of synchronous and asynchronous online learning and training. Students explore the various types of platforms that support instructional design and online learning activities, including learning management systems (LMS), personal learning networks (PLN), open learning networks (OLN), content management systems, and others. Students will explore and evaluate a broad range of open and proprietary tools to support online instructional design, including communication and collaboration tools, assessment engines, electronic portfolios, rapid e-learning authoring tools, and others. Students will assess the capabilities of various instructional technologies to determine their efficacy in resolving online instructional challenges, and will investigate new and emerging tools.