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E-Learning

261.760 Instructional Design for E-Learning30 credits
This course provides an introduction to formal instructional design processes. It links general instructional design theories, issues in instructional design for E-Learning and practical instructional design activity in context. Special attention to the role of technologies and the particular issues associated with networked/online delivery of educational programmes.

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261.764 Foundations of E-Learning30 credits
Students undertake a study of the concepts, principles and history which underpin contemporary E-Learning. The course includes a particular focus on the historical links between E-Learning and distance education, flexible delivery mechanisms, the role of technology in flexible delivery and the implied shifts in roles and responsibilities for stakeholders in educational programmes which employ E-Learning. The course includes a critical experiential learning dimension in which contemporary concepts and principles of flexible delivery are embodied in the design of the course.

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261.765 Trends in E-Learning30 credits
The course is a study of the ongoing evolution of E-Learning through an examination of contemporary E-Learning research and practice. The approach to the course is generative with learner contributions forming a significant part of the ongoing evolution of course content. Topics covered include not only issues of teaching and learning, but also learning design, new/emerging technologies and support processes.

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261.766 Teaching for E-learning30 credits
An examination and critique of the principles and practices of teaching with new educational technologies emphasising analyses of implications for distance and distributed learning.

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