Overview

Presentation Theme

Time Eaters…Packman-style

Online Course Trivia Eats your Time
Online Course Trivia Eats your Time

Concept

Key changes in planning, design and management can save 40% of course development time the first year, and 60% for subsequent years.

Key Statements

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1. Online instruction is front-loaded with time and effort, so strategies for automation and modular, reusable content pay off in time savings

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2. Multiple courses and sections require multiple hours of busy-work-tinkering on trivial tasks…taking away from the your instructional focus…unless you set up “Write-once Use-many” strategies

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3. Learning Management Systems (LMSs) provide exciting benefits to students and teachers, but strategic tools, software, scripts and online services can extend the capacities of every LMS

Objectives

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1. Implement specific Action Steps to shortcut the course development process by eliminating duplicate effort, by automating repeated processes and by re-using modular components

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2. Employ strategies to eliminate busy-work tasks to decrease time-wasting efforts

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3. Use tools, software, scripts and online services to augment the capacities of each institution-prescribed Learning Management System (LMS)