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					“Do”s and “Don’t”s of Online
   Course Development
      Wednesday, 6/9/10
                      Summary
1. Do plan out lessons and           9. Do look for new tools to help
   modules before building               build your online lessons
2. Don’t throw spaghetti at the      10. Don’t build materials that will
   wall                                  require special tools to open
3. Do use existing resources where   11. Do use collaborative tools with
   possible                              your students
4. Don’t depend on resources that    12. Don’t expect your students to
   are not stable                        use them without guidance
5. Do individualize                  13. Do make your lessons engaging
                                         and interesting to students
6. Don’t make your online work
   identical to your F2F work        14. Don’t sacrifice the objectives
                                         for fun
7. Do make lessons and activities
   visually exciting                 15. Do test your lessons to make
                                         sure that they work
8. Don’t overwhelm students with
   meaningless visuals               16. Don’t panic if they don’t work
            Resources
• SAS Curriculum Pathways
  http://www.sascurriculumpathways.com/Prod
  uctEntrance/Login/login.jsp
• Teachers’ Domain
  http://www.teachersdomain.org/
• Hippocampus
  http://www.hippocampus.org/
• Interactivate
  http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/
            Resources
• DNA Learning Center
  http://www.dnalc.org/websites/
• APT Plus
  http://www.aptv.org/APTPLUS/index.asp
• Kennedy Center (Explore the Arts)
  http://www.kennedy-center.org/explorer/
• PhET Interactive Simulations
  http://phet.colorado.edu/index.php
• You Tube (example: Smithsonian Channel)
  http://www.youtube.com/user/smithsonianch
  annel
               Image resources
• Flickr Creative Commons
  http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons/
   – Smithsonian
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/smithsonian/
   – US Fish and Wildlife
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/usfwsnortheast/
• Learn 360 Gallery
• Wikimedia Commons
  http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
               Image resources
• Government Image Galleries
   – NASA
     http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/
   – Agricultural Resource Services
     http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/graphics/photos/
   – Genomics
     http://genomics.energy.gov/gallery/
   – Plants Database
     http://plants.usda.gov/gallery.html
   – National Institute of General Medical Sciences
     http://images.nigms.nih.gov/
              Resources
• Camtasia Studio or Jing (Techsmith)
  Screen capture, movies, quizzes
  http://www.techsmith.com/
• Studymate Author ($79 web-only)
  games and flashcards (downloadable)
  http://www.respondus.com/products/studymate.shtml
• Audacity
  audio recording
  http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
• Classtools (sample)
  games
  http://classtools.net/widgets/quiz_8/Of2zH.htm
               Resources
• Google Docs (http://docs.googe.com)
  simultaneous editing by user on word files
• Blogger (https://www.blogger.com/start)
• Wet Paint (http://www.wetpaint.com/)
  Free website builder / wiki
• Queeky Multidraw (http://www.queeky.com/)
  synchronous drawing
• Gliffy (http://www.gliffy.com/)
  online diagrams
• Ohm Studio (http://www.ohmstudio.com/)
  music collaboration
• PollEverywhere (http://www.polleverywhere.com/)
              Contact Information
• Mona Langston, Educational Specialist
  rlangston@alsde.edu
  (334) 242-9594
• Rachel Walker, Manager / Instructional Developer
  rwalker@ccs.ua.edu
  (205) 348-8491
• Mark Magrini, Instructional Developer
  mmagrini@ccs.ua.edu
  (205) 348-4443

				
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