Creating engaging online courses
IOWA FALLS – In the same way that the internet has made commerce accessible worldwide, it is opening educational institutions worldwide as well. Online instruction is one of the fastest growing areas in education, and educators need and want the best tools and practices. For those educators, a “Creating Engaging Online Courses” program is being offered on Wednesday and Thursday, May 15 & 16, from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm on the Ellsworth Community College campus, 1100 College Avenue (Reg Johnson Hall room 104) in Iowa Falls.
This course will go from the basics of putting together an online course to adding the bells and whistles that enhance student engagement. Participants will learn about some of the newer, more advanced features that can be used in distance education. Although this course is being conducted on ANGEL, the principles can be used on any Learning Management System (LMS), like Moodle or Blackboard. Depending on student interest, the instructor will go over ANGEL setup, grade book use, discussion groups and assessments. He will also cover topics such as using question pools, video clips, the Helix server, ANGEL agents, basic HTML editing, and other LMS development tools such as SoftChalk. Upon request, the instructor will show participants how to use these features on Moodle and Blackboard.
The instructor is Joe Struss, IVCCD instructional designer. Joe does an excellent job adapting the course to the needs of the participants. The cost of the course is $99.
To register, call IVCE at 641-844-5607 or 800-284-4823, or find more information at www.IowaValley.com.