DEV103 - Instructional Design for Online Learning

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Last revision date 2017-08-09 11:16:19.043
Last review date 2017-08-09 11:16:19.044


Subject Title
Instructional Design for Online Learning

Subject Description
This foundational course introduces the student to current learning and instructional design theories and models used to guide the effective design of online courseware. The student will analyze learning needs and develop a proposal for a specific instructional approach.

Credit Status
This is a required credit in the Instructional Design certificate/ eLearning Developer certificate.

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

  1. Identify key learning theories and instructional design models.
  2. Apply theories in instructional design models.
  3. Evaluate instructional approaches and their technical application as they apply to online learning.
  4. Design a module that incorporates instructional design principles for the online learner.
  5. Recognize alignment of learning activities, assessments and course objectives.

Essential Employability Skills
Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

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 http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

Discrimination/Harassment
All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

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.

Prerequisite(s)
None

Mode of Instruction
The online delivery mode involves the use of digital materials and/or text, group discussions, interaction with your instructor, and online activities.  Seneca College's grading policy applies to online subjects.

Prescribed Texts
No Textbook

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
OR
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.


Modes of Evaluation
80% - Assignments
20% - Discussions

Expected English Competencies: 

The ability to communicate in writing is essential for success in all business subjects. All written work must display the following characteristics of clarity and conciseness: 

  • writing is consistent with the rules of English grammar 
  • spelling and punctuation are correct 
  • appropriate vocabulary is used 
  • sentences are structured correctly 
  • main points are supported with specific, relevant examples and reasons
  • work flows logically through supporting statements/paragraphs 
  • work is arranged in correct format (i.e., reports, essays) 
  • layout is attractively displayed.
Up to 10% of the final grade may be deducted on all written work if the above mentioned expected English competencies are not met.    

Permission to write missed tests or submissions of late assignments will be granted only under extenuating circumstances and with the provision of appropriate documentation such as a medical certificate. 

Students must attain a grade of at least 50% to pass the course. 

Begin your assignments early in anticipation of unforeseen problems that may arise in your work or personal life.  Should extenuating circumstances arise, please contact your instructor immediately, prior to when your assignment is due, so an appropriate course of action be established.  Late assignments may be subject to a penalty of up to 10% per week and will not generally be accepted beyond two sessions after the assignment due date.

Approved by: Sandra Noble