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Introduction to E-Learning Theory and Practice

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Introduction to E-Learning Theory and Practice
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  • 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 celebrate and share your success. It is:

    • Ideal to include with CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • A way to show your ability to learn and achieve high results

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