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EDU-CDEV: Curriculum Development in ODL

This course covers the methodology, skills, and techniques necessary for developing effective eLearning solutions.

Its goal is to provide the foundation for instructional development. In this course, students will:

  • Explore current theories, principles, methodologies, and techniques of online learning
  • Create interactive eLearning solutions that meet your learners’ needs
  • Gain strong knowledge and skills to design eLearning interactions that increase learning effectiveness and decrease costs
  • Credit value: 3 (US standard) | 6 (ECTS standard)
  • Indicative duration (full time): 4-6 weeks
  • Indicative duration (part-time): 5-8 week
  • Certificate: Yes
This course is based on standard EUCLID methodology. Students may refer to the following resources:

Academic Guidelines (HQ version)
Academic Guidelines (most recent version even if unofficial)
Student Orientation Guidelines (most recent version even if unofficial)
Zotero instructions for EUCLID students

At the end of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Discuss the concepts of curriculum and syllabus, including components thereof
  • Evaluate the quality of a course syllabus
  • Design and improve course documentation (syllabus)
  • Discuss factors supporting student motivation in a syllabus
  • Design a course syllabus meeting the criteria and characteristics set forth in this course.
Some of the course material is provided in PDF format. Textbooks include:

  • Designing a Motivational Syllabus: Creating a Learning Path for Student Engagement (The Excellent Teacher Series) by Harrington, Christine
  • Instructional Design for eLearning: Essential guide for designing successful eLearning courses by Arshavskiy, Marina
  • E-learning methodologies:  A guide for designing and developing e-learning courses by FAO

Course Instructor:

This is course is supervised by a primary instructor/faculty member and may also be served by a backup instructor.

The International Faculty Coordinator will confirm the assignment. Do not contact any instructor prior to LMS enrollment with faculty assignment confirmed.