Introduction to E-Learning Theory and Practice - Revised
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This course is an introduction to e-learning theory and practice, based on internationally recognised standards. The course reviews the Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Development and how learning occurs in an e-learning environment. The cognitive principles of dual channels, limited capacity and active processing are covered. You will learn the importance of identifying learning outcomes and how to prepare lessons and assess learners in light of these.
Different instructional techniques are used by content developers, such as: Storytelling, the Scenario approach, Toolkit topics and the Demonstration-practice method. By studying and analysing important e-learning concepts and practices, the courses you publish will be more effective at helping learners learn, which is the goal of instruction. E-Learning courses are generally developed to provide either information (Inform courses) or prepare for job-related skills (Perform courses) and there are two kinds of performance goals - Procedural and Strategic. Learn more in this course.
E-Learning offers many benefits traditional classroom instruction cannot provide, such as uniform instruction, accessibility and flexible learning. It also offers the added advantage of allowing learners to practice more - a key component of developing long-term memory for knowledge retrieval and transfer. This course will be of great interest to publishers who want to learn more about creating effective online e-learning courses.Start Course Now
After completing this course you will be able to:
- Discuss the Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning.
- Describe the cognitive processes involved in learning.
- Demonstrate the use of effective instructional design methods.
- Explain the steps involved in developing course content.
- Explain the purpose of learning outcomes in e-learning.
- Describe how to use different instructional techniques.
- Differentiate between Formative and Summative assessment.
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