DES708 - Special Topics in Online Course Design

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Subject Title
Special Topics in Online Course Design

Subject Description
Course design is a constantly evolving field with new technologies and trends continuing to emerge. This course will explore current design trends and educational technology as they apply to instructional and course design. Students will research as well as analyze the strengths, weaknesses and application of specific tools.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Identify current and emerging trends in educational theory and design.
2. Select and evaluate a current trend from a pedagogical perspective. 
3. Design a lesson plan that incorporates a current trend in educational theory and design. 

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+90%  to  100%
A80%  to  89%
B+75%  to  79%
B70%  to  74%
C+65%  to  69%
C60%  to  64%
D+55%  to  59%
D50%  to  54%
F0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online ( or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

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