Planning Online Learning

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The following are suggested readings as a research-informed introduction to theory and practice of online learning.

Community of Inquiry: Theoretical framework represents a process of creating a deep and meaningful learning experience through the development of three interdependent elements – social, cognitive and teaching presence. [SITUATIVE PERSPECTIVE]

Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK): This model explores required teacher knowledge and the complex interplay of three primary forms of knowledge: Content, Pedagogy and Technology. [INTEGRATIVE PERSPECTIVE}

Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning: Implications for Design Principles: Research on cognitive processes by Mayer, R. E. and R. Moreno [COGNITIVE PERSPECTIVE]


Learning To Teach Online – Video Collection: University of New South Wales awarding winning video series includes interviews with experts across a range of disciplines.

Creating the Online Learning Environment/Learning Module: A UBC resource providing a comprehensive overview on topics related to creating online learning environments

Redefining Teaching: The Five Roles of the Online Instructor: Colorado State Blog post on shifting our thinking on roles