Effective Course Design in e-Learning

For my second module, I’ve chosen to undertake “Effective Course Design in e-Learning“. As a full-time learning technologist, an apsect of my job is to ensure that our staff are using the VLE (Blackboard in our case) as appropriately, effectively and efficiently as possible. We are not talking about using a VLE to replace traditonal teaching and learning, we are talking about enhancing and supplementing the course programme – getting value for money and value for learning.

Having read Toohey’s chapter on how course design is influenced by our own ideological beliefs and behaviours as well external “influences” from political, educational?and economic agencies – this is going to be a most fascinating course.


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Toohey, S., (1999). Designing Courses for Higher Education. Buckingham: Open University Press.