Assignment 2: Using and Applying Badrul Khan’s Web-based Framework

Due Week 5 and worth 120 points

Use and apply Badrul Khan’s Web-based Framework to evaluate an online course offered by a corporate organization for training purposes, academic course, or a virtual high school course. While you are navigating the course of your choice, answer the questions outlined in the “ Matrix for Evaluation of E-Learning Courses ” provided here.

After answering and commenting on each question in the matrix, write a four to six (4-6) page paper in which you address this question thoroughly: To what extent does the course meet the nine (9) dimensions of Khan’s Web-based Framework?

Preparation. Review Badrul Khan’s Web-based Framework.

Write a four to six (4-6) page paper in which you:

  • Answer the questions in the matrix about the selected course. (Access the list of questions in the course shell.)
  • Describe and evaluate the selected online course offered by a corporate organization for training purposes, academic institution, or a virtual high school, including: (a) type of course, (b) length, (c) target learners, and (d) delivery method(s) (text, audio, video lecture, etc.).
  • Describe and evaluate the selected online course offered by a corporate organization for training purposes, academic institution, or a virtual high school, including: (a) interactivity, (b) types of communication between instructor and students, (c) collaboration opportunities, and (d) two (2) other key features.
  • Evaluate the selected online course using nine (9) dimensions of Khan’s Web-based Framework.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page, responses to the questions, and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
  • Put the matrix with the questions and your answers in to the paper as an appendix.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Analyze design and instructional concepts of e-Learning.
  • Describe the unique needs and challenges of virtual learners.
  • Explain the ethical considerations of e-Learning.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in theory and practice of e-Learning.
  • Write clearly and concisely about theory and practice of e-Learning using proper writing mechanics.

Assignment 3: Proposed Course for Development – Part 1

Due Week 6 and worth 140 points.

Preparation

Go to the Course sites Website and go through the tutorial. You will use this Website to create your course: https://www.coursesites.com/webapps/Bb-sites-cours…. For Part 2, you will develop the first three (3) weeks of your course. So, you should become familiar with this Website as soon as possible. Additional links and tutorials may be available in the course shell.

Write a four to six (4-6) page paper in which you:

  • Provide a description of a course that you plan to develop for this class, including at least three (3) goals of the course.
  • Describe the target learners, discussing at least three (3) unique needs and / or challenges the online learners face.
  • Develop six (6) learning outcomes for the course.
  • Propose the primary learning theory or theories you plan to apply to ensure students achieve the outcomes, providing a rationale for the theory or theories.
  • Propose three (3) ways you plan to motivate students in the online environment, providing a rationale for each way.
  • Provide at least three (3) academic references (published within the last five [5] years) to support your proposal.

Note: You instructor will provide feedback and inform you of his or her approval and of any recommendations for changes.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Describe the unique needs and challenges of virtual learners.
  • Design an online learning experience.
  • Plan the resources required to support an online learning experience.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in theory and practice of e-Learning.
  • Write clearly and concisely about theory and practice of e-Learning using proper writing mechanics.

Assignment 4: Designing and Developing an e-Learning Course – Part 2

Due Week 8 and worth 200 points

Preparation:

Go to the Course sites Website and go through the tutorials to help familiarize yourself with Blackboard. Additional links and tutorials may be available in the course shell. You will use this Website to create your course. https://www.coursesites.com/webapps/Bb-sites-cours…

Scenario: In this assignment, you are required to design, develop, and implement a mini-online, six (6) week course, using the Course Management System (CMS), Blackboard. The subject matter of the course must be approved by the class instructor provided in feedback of Assignment 3: Proposed Course for Development Part 1.

Write a four to six (4-6) page paper in which you:

Part A Course Content – Described

  • Revise Assignment 3 based on feedback from your professor.
  • Name the course and provide an ID.
  • Provide a course description with three (3) goals and a welcoming announcement.
  • List one (1) or two (2) required instructional materials for the course and at least three (3) supplemental materials (in APA format), providing a rationale for each.
  • List three to five (3-5) learning outcomes for the first three (3) weeks of instruction.
  • Recommend three to four (3-4) instructional strategies to be used in the course, providing a rationale for each.
  • Design a weekly schedule for these first three (3) weeks that includes: (a) Topic(s) and (b) learning outcomes that are aligned with the topics.
  • Include in the weekly schedule (a) two (2) discussion questions for each of the three (3) weeks and (b) required activities.
  • List two (2) assignments: (a) a five (5) -question quiz and (b) a writing assignment.

Your written assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

Part B Blackboard Shell – Developed

Directions:

  • Go to coursesites.com.
  • Click on the Sign Up link (top right corner) and choose option “As Instructor.”
  • Complete the Sign Up process.
  • Choose Create New Course.
  • Name the course (e.g., John Smith_Introduction to Social Science).
  • Provide Course ID (e.g., JohnSmith_ISS100).
  • Provide a course description with three (3) goals.

Directions:

  • In the Enrollment Options, select the option “Instructor-Controlled”
  • Click on the link “Save and Continue” link (green color)
  • Skip Invite Students. Click on Customize Course link (green color)
  • Provide a welcoming announcement on the Home Page in the course site you just created by clicking on the “more announcements” link at the bottom of box titled “My Announcement.”
  • Build three (3) content areas using the Content area in the main menu on the left side of the screen: (hover mouse over “+” > click on Content Area), naming the content areas: Week1 Content, Week 2 Content and Week 3 Content (Make sure you check the box “Available to users.”) .
  • Create one item in each content area that has an attached three to four (3-4) completed PowerPoints slides pertaining to the content of your mini-course.

Directions:

  • Go to the Information link (Left Course Menu) and create the required course elements listed next:
  • List the one or two (1 or 2) required instructional materials and at least three (3) supplemental materials. Name this item “Instructional and Supplemental Materials.”
  • List three to five (3-5) learning outcomes for the first three (3) weeks of instruction. Name this item “Learning Outcomes: Weeks 1-3.”
  • Build a weekly schedule for these three (3) weeks that includes: (a) topic(s) and (b) learning outcomes that are aligned with these topics. Name this item “Weekly Schedule: Weeks 1-3.”

Directions:

  • Go to the Discussions area in the left course Menu.
  • Create a Forum in the Discussions area and name it Week 1-3 Discussion.
  • Post two (2) discussion questions by creating a new thread for each question.

Directions:

  • Create another Content Area (hover mouse over “+” > click on Content Area) in the Left Course Menu and name it Assessments (Make sure you check the box “ Available to users.”). Then use the Assessments drop down menu to create a quiz by choosing Test and a writing assignment by choosing Assignment.
  • Create: (a) a five (5) question quiz and (b) a writing assignment in the Assessments link.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Design an online learning experience.
  • Plan the resources required to support an online learning experience.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in theory and practice of e-Learning.
  • Write clearly and concisely about theory and practice of e-Learning using proper writing mechanics.

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