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September 17, 2012 / dlitgroup

Designing an Exemplary Course – Free Online Course

Attention GRCC Faculty:

YOU are invited to participate in a FREE online course!

This course is part of the  “CourseSites Open Course Series” and the name of the course is “Designing an Exemplary Course”. The course will run from September 26th – October 17th, 2012.

Registration opens Wednesday, September 19th.

Whether you are just getting started or are an advanced online educator, this course will provide you with a framework to help identify and apply best practices for designing engaging online courses.

Course Description:  You will learn from 11 instructors and instructional designers including distinguished Exemplary Course Program (ECP)  Directors and several of the 2012 ECP winners. Using the Blackboard ECP Rubric as a guide, the course will focus on the four critical elements of a course: design, interaction and collaboration, assessment, and learner support.

You will have the opportunity to participate in weekly live, online sessions, learn with peers in focus groups, and  complete optional assignments to aid your course development and improvement. A panel of course design experts will facilitate  each group to provide you with valuable feedback.

Presenters:  ECP Directors and 2012 ECP Winners representing over ten institutions

Duration:  September 26 – October 17

Format:  Asynchronous content and activities; 1 live one hour session per week (Wednesdays at 2pm EST)

Location:  CourseSites by Blackboard, a free and open online learning platform

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