Advanced Teaching - E-Learning & Instructional Design


Course List

Term 1

ELD-1013: Instructional Design

In this course, students begin to examine the process for planning curricula and designing learning experiences to ensure desired performance outcomes are achieved. Students explore instructional design models used to support synchronous and asynchronous learning and the components that make up a framework for building competence. The design of the learning experience is central, from creating measurable learning objectives to identifying how to align each objective to learning activities and evaluations.

ELD-1022: Assessing Performance Needs

This course provides frameworks and techniques for assessing needs in a workplace context that leads to the identification of learning and other performance solutions. Students learn the steps taken when assessing performance needs, and they develop the knowledge and skill to address the right problem(s) and cause(s), identify the best solution(s) and determine how to evaluate performance results.

COM-3013: Professional Communications

This course is designed for international students with diplomas or degrees. It focuses on polishing communications skills acquired through one's academic career and workplace experience. Through various business writing and speaking scenarios, students learn Canadian business practices and communication styles. Close attention is paid to proper incorporation of the intellectual property of others to ensure academic integrity. Students will practice organized and dynamic speaking and will strive for polished business documents.

ELD-1063: Intellectual Property, Copyright, and Ethics in Online Research

Students are introduced to the research process through the investigation, analysis and evaluation of websites and scholarly articles for research suitability. Students learn to cite according to ethical and legal compliance, and they will explore cases of intellectual property, copyright, and research ethics issues in a global, online world.

ELD-2023: Evaluating Learning

This course focuses on the relationship between learning and assessments and the role evaluation has in determining the effectiveness of learning with regard to org objectives and individual performance outcomes. Students explore models and techniques within the context of educational learning, evaluating the needs identified and measuring the effectiveness of the design, development and delivery of a learning program.

ELD-3013: Facilitating Online Learning: Synchronous and Asynchronous

This course provides an introduction to the characteristics of asynchronous and synchronous online learning environments. Students will synthesize the key features of behaviourism, cognitivism, and constructivism and relate these learning theories to facilitating online learning in asynchronous and synchronous online courses. Finally, students will examine best practices for facilitating online courses and explore practical activities that encourage experiential learning in an online community.

Term 2

ELD-2013: Facilitating Training

In this course, students learn about the elements required to create an environment conducive to engaging learning. Students begin at 'Prepare to Facilitate' to ensure learners' needs are met and learning objectives align with desired performance outcomes. Throughout the course, students focus on how to meet the specific needs of learners and how to create opportunities that encourage interaction between them. Students learn to foster learner accountability, and they are provided with opportunities to practice their facilitation skills.

ELD-1053: E-Learning Quality Assurance

Students in this course will examine E-learning quality assurance issues by analyzing the similarities and differences between online and face to face learning, researching various situations that arise when designing an online course, investigating various E-learning quality assurance design standards, researching global accessibility design standards and creating and presenting their own online course as a capstone project for instructor and peer review.

ELD-2033: Learning Management Systems (LMS) and Web Conferencing Applications

This course provides students with an introduction to the features, functionality, and good practices of use with a number of widely used learning management systems (LMS) programs, including D2L, Moodle, and Canvas. Students also explore a number of web conferencing applications, including Adobe Connect, WebExEC, GotoWebinars, and Google Hangout. Affordances and constraints of applications are considered; students have the opportunity to design and deliver lessons and/or learning modules through applications of their choice.

ELD-2043: Rapid E-learning with Articulate Storyline

This course gives students the opportunity to learn how to apply the fundamental features of Articulate Storyline 360 that are essential to developing functional, interactive, high-quality projects for e-learning. Students learn about and implement technical elements such as triggers, states and layers. Final projects are enhanced by incorporating audio and video aspects as well as encouraged integration of knowledge and skills learned in other courses.

ELD-3053: Design Principles for E-Learning

This course is an introduction to the basic principles of design for online modules. This course examines aspects of design, such as colour, font, space, balance and how these features can be used to communicate a message effectively as opposed to competing with the message. By examining concrete examples of successes and less effective examples with room for improvement, students will learn to apply creative solutions.

ELD-3032: Capstone Project

In this course, students design an online e-learning module. To complete the capstone project, students integrate knowledge and skills gained from Terms 1 and 2: from assessing the goal of the training, aligning learning outcomes to activities and assessments, to applying the design skills and technologies they have learned to create an engaging learning experience. Students will provide elements of the course piece by piece and receive feedback on them before incorporating them into their final learning module design. Once their project is complete, they will conduct a quality assurance review on a peer project to complete their learning cycle. This collaborative approach to learning encourages students to reflect and incorporate feedback into their vision for developing as an e-learning specialist, through completion of the Capstone Project.

Program Maps

Students are required to follow their prescribed program map and are not allowed to take unscheduled breaks for any reason.

Current Students

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