"I am not a teacher but an awakener."
The purpose of the Instructors Notes is to close the gap between what people already know and what they need to know in order to perform the module objectives.
In "Making Instruction Work," Robert F. Mager proposes the following formula for determining the content (in this case, the Instructors Notes):
To determine what content to include in your Instructors Notes, first review your objectives for one module.
Did I remember to:
Which Medium is Best?
The best way to communicate information depends on what you are communicating and why.
According to two folks at Unext.com, Jakob Nielsen and Donald Norman: http://www.jnd.org/index.html
More and more, teachers and instructional designers agree with the findings of Nielsen and Norman and are using books and videos as the delivery medium of whatever "content" is communicated.
Developing the content for an online course (like this one) is equivalent to writing a book. Unless youve already written the textbook for your course, the most practical approach is to create a course for which students use other media (books, Web sites, videos, interactive CD-ROMs) to get background information. Then you, as the teacher, can concentrate on developing meaningful assignments to help students contextualize, reflect, and build on what they learned via other media.
There are basically three ways to deliver the course content or Instructors Notes:
The Web then becomes not the online lecture hall, but rather, the communication medium for giving and posting assignments and class discussion.
There are basically three ways to deliver the course content or Instructor's Notes:
Examples of modules with most of the content online
uses of online tools" by Kevin Oliver
Last Update, April 17, 2001
|Text with graphics||"The
Biological and Cultural Evolution of Archaic and Modern Homosapiens"
by Dennis O'Neil, Ph.D. Palomar College San Marcos, California
|Text with graphics and interactive multimedia||"Music
in a Nutshell Tutorial and Quiz"
Graduate students Caroline Testard and Chad McDonald developed this online tutorial and quiz http://etleads.csuhayward.edu/
on the Krebs Cycle, Fat Synthesis, and Osmosis" developed by Nutrition
instructor Betty Clamp, Multimedia instructor, Valerie Landau, and Multimedia
student Nan Edmunston in 1999.
linear regression written by Susan Dean, developed by Round World Media
Representations and Algorithms for Molecular Biology by Stanford Center
for Professional Development"
Inside the Web for Teacher Education"
|Audio with graphics and transcript||"HIV
Eugene Seymour, M.D., M.P.H. Medical Director Center for AIDS Research and Training, Inc.
Examples of modules with the majority of the content delivered via other media such as books. The online components facilitate collaborative work and online discussion
|Students read books and turn in assignments and work collaboratively on line.||Barbara
Thinking and English Composition"
|Students watch videos, read a textbook and participate in online community and turn in online assignments||
Learning Service Web-based
Learning Services TeleWeb courses
All the content is in the textbook. The syllabus is online and assignments are submitted online
Orientation and Student Success!" Patricia B. Parma, M.A., L.P.C. Counselor
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© Valerie Landau, 2001