Designing learner-centric e-learning in STEM disciplines
Instructional designers today have tremendous access to a variety of technology tools while designing e-learning. An important role for instructional designers is to integrate effective pedagogical strategies to promote students’ engagement and learning. This course focuses on learner-centric principles and practices in the design of e-learning in STEM disciplines. Effective strategies and processes based on research from the learning sciences and educational technology will be discussed. Course participants will explore the application of e-learning design in various STEM topics in K-12 and higher education. The course will expose participants to some examples of basic and advanced technologies involved in designing e-learning.
Week 1: Overview of Learner-centric Approach in e-learning
Week 2: Pedagogical Design: Learner Engagement and Active Learning
Week 3: Pedagogical Design: Conceptual Understanding and Learner Connect
Week 4: Integrating Technology, Pedagogy and Learner Experience.