Good practice in providing learning resources online
Some good practice ideas:
- Choose all learning resources according to how well they should help students achieve specific learning outcomes (decide intended learning outcomes first).
- Make clear how and why students should use each resource: the emphasis should be on how each resource supports the learning process.
- Use a variety of media and sources to support differing learning styles and introduce a range of perspectives.
- Encourage students to use good quality web-based resources by providing direct (current) links to specific items as well as to good general web-based references.
- Group resources according to a recognisable, intuitive structure, so students will access them easily.
- Apply Deakin's core course quality principles (see below).
- Plan and make video and audio clips carefully. For advice, tips and support, see Sound and vision support
For more information, see: Designing your online/blended unit: site design and development web page.
Knowledge Media Division 10 core quality principles: Quality course materials are:
- Reliable: content is accurate, current, appropriate and relevant
- Informative: relevant administrative and technical information is provided
- Well communicated: content uses appropriate tone/level for audience, is logically structured and well communicated
- Acknowledged: content is clearly identified, acknowledged and accurately branded
- Navigable: navigation through content is clear, accurate and consistent
- Presentable: content is formatted and presented appropriately and meets technical standards
- Compliant: content meets legislative requirements (copyright, accessibility, privacy, plagiarism)
- Appropriate in media mix and quantity: content is delivered in appropriate media and quantities (media mix and volume)
- Learner-centred: learning content employs appropriate learning approaches
- Explained: learning approaches are explained
e-Learning Maturity Model learning process descriptions:
- Learning designs and activities actively engage students
- Courses are designed to support diverse learning styles and learner capabilities
- Students are provided with support in developing research and information literacy skills
Examples of good practice in providing resources online: