The free online course Introduction to E-Learning Theory and Practice is an overview of internationally recognised and research-based e-learning theory and methodologies for creating effective e-learning courses. The course begins by reviewing what is meant by the term "e-learning" and what the benefits are in creating e-learning content. The course then reviews the Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Development, how learning occurs in a multimedia environment, and how to identify relevant course material using topic analysis and task analysis methodologies.
You will learn about the importance of writing learning outcomes first when creating a course, and how to write learning outcomes about specific aspects of the course that describe a competency or performance capability that is to be acquired by the learner. Next you will learn how to storyboard a course using presentation techniques such as storytelling, a scenario-based approach, a demonstration-practice method, or a toolkit approach. Finally, you will learn how to create different types of assessments that monitor and evaluate student learning.
This free online course will be of great interest to teachers, trainers and all subject matter experts who would like to learn more about the theory and practice behind designing and developing effective e-learning courses.
Having completed this course the learner will be able to:
- Describe the How, What and Why of E-Learning;
- Explain the Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Development;
- Identify course content using Task Analysis and Topic Analysis;
- Write Learning Outcomes at course and module levels;
- Create a Storyboard of course contents;
- Present course material using storytelling, scenario-based approach, demonstration-practise methods, or toolkit approach;
- Create practice tests and assessment tests that reflect the learning outcomes for the course.
All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.
Having an official Alison document is a great way to share your success. Plus it’s:
- Ideal for including in CVs, job applications and portfolios
- An indication of your ability to learn and achieve high results
- An incentive to continue to empower yourself through learning
- A tangible way of supporting the Alison mission to empower people everywhere through education.
Introduction to E-Learning Theory and Practice
Advance Learning Academy
Modules List( 3 )
INTRODUCTION TO E-LEARNING THEORY AND PRACTICE
1 Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning
Learn more about the Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning.
- Learning Outcomes and Introduction
- Definition of E-Learning
- E-Learning Goals
- Why Develop E-Learning?
- Quality of E-Learning
- Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning
- Managing Limited Cognitive Resources During Learning
- How Design of e-Lessons Affects Learning
- Understanding Task Analysis and Topic Analysis
- Review Questions
- Lesson Summary
Module 2: Creating Course Elements
Learn more about creating various course elements, from writing the learning outcomes to storyboarding the course to creating assessments.
- Learning Outcomes
- Defining Course-level and Module-level Learning Outcomes
- Tips for Content Development and Language Style
- What is a Storyboard?
- Techniques for Presenting Content
- Adding Examples
- Integrating Media Elements
- Developing Practice and Assessment Tests
- Review Questions
- Lesson Summary
END OF COURSE ASSESSMENT
Module 3: Introduction to E-Learning Theory and Practice Assessment
You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
- Introduction to E-Learning Theory and Practice Assessment
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