The work is done by the electronic learning team, plus the expert in the target domain of the course, and it’s done in two stages:

Phase 1: A model of what to be submitted

General information:

Which include: course title, code, and objectives (expected outcomes), the number of units, evaluation mechanism, number of in-class meetings and computer room meetings, the name of the course teacher, and a general forum for inquiries.

Specific information on each unit or each week:

  1. The unit’s general and specific objectives (expected outcomes).
  2. The main activities to achieve each objective , e.g. (reading material, presentations, PowerPoint presentations , videos or recordings, pictures, links for watching , listening ,or reading, or an electronic book).
  3. The method of the activity; group work, pair work, individual work… etc.
  4. The mechanism of evaluation (formative evaluation) such as participating in a forum, assignment, project, presentation, written essay or, a quiz.
    The evaluation can be done to measure the achievement of one objective or a group of objectives.
  5. Guidelines for the Students.

Phase 2: The steps of designing the course

Design stages: ADDIE

The process of designing a course goes through the following stages:

  1. Analysis: This includes the determination of the objectives and the content, the study of features of the learners, and the identification of the possible learning environment.
  2. Design: of the schematic content, this includes: the determination of the educational objectives and the teaching and learning methods, putting the content in an ascending order according to their difficulty, and the determination of evaluation methods.
  3. Development: composing the content according to what was decided in the design stage, and that includes: collecting and producing pictures, videos, interactive exercises, and individual exercises.
  4. Implementation: uploading the course on MOODLE.
  5. Evaluation: evaluating the degree of efficiency and quality of the course, both internally and externally.

Remember the following standards for the quality of electronic courses:

  • When designing a course, rely on the objectives not on the content.
  • Mention the educational objectives in the beginning of each learning object.
  • Add self-tests at the end of each learning object.
  • Use sounds and videos when needed.
  • Activate collaboration by suggesting some discussion topics in the forum.