When creating an online learning environment the designer must include different learning theories and instructional design theories. This gives the designer a starting point and guidelines to assure a successful learning environment. I have found five instructional design theories that could assist in the creation of an online learning environment. They are discovery based learning, inquiry based learning, situated cognition theory, elaboration theory, and individualized instruction (Pappas, 2017). All of the theories do not have to be used throughout the online course. I have found that different instructional design theories can be used at different points through the course. These theories also have to be combined with learning theories. Theories that help define any learning environment are behaviorism, constructivism, social learning, and cognitivism. Continue reading
I feel l like this week has been successful in my DLL 5318 course. As I continue to create my online course I question if it is ever really complete, finished? It seems like it is just like creating a piece of artwork, it may never be complete. I see so much information, examples, videos that I could continue to enhance my class with. I think it will never be complete and I am fine with that. I like what I have so far, but I know it can be better. Learning how to create an online class has been awesome. It is something that myself and my students can benefit from.
This week I have continued making my online art course to fulfill the reqiurements of my DLL 5318 class. It has become more than just fulfilling requirements though, I’m making an online course that I will be able to use and add to. The course I’m making now is only for five weeks. I need to add one more week to that class eventually. I will continue to make online courses until I have the entire year made. This an idea that I really want to continue making reality. I do not know if my school will ever buy in to the online courses, but hopefully I can find someone that will. It gives students opportunities that they would not have otherwise. One of my problems in this process has been making a way to actually see the artwork in person and not just online. This will not be a real issue in my high school classes, but it will be if I begin teaching at the college level. I guess I will figure that out when the time comes.
Check out my progress and any feedback is appreciated.
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