College of DuPage

Education 2720: Course Design for Online Teaching

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In this course we will discuss numerous educational concepts and you will adapt a current traditional course you teach and/or create an online course. Using a free Learning Management System, we will learn how to navigate the system and use all the components necessary to design a successful online course. At the end of the course you will have both an electronic portfolio containing your best work and an online course you can use or adapt for future instruction. As an educator you need to be aware of teaching online and that it is growing at an amazing rate. You as an educational professional need to be part of the future and Distance Education. We will focus on answering the following questions:

Course Description

This course provides practical experience designing, managing and facilitating a unit of instruction online using a learning management system. Learners will focus on principles of instructional design, assessment methods and online tools that promote active, collaborative learning. (4 credit hours)

Structure of the course

This course is delivered totally online. A student must have access to a computer having an Internet service provider (such as AT&T, Comcast, etc.) and basic knowledge as to how to operate a computer. Course content is broken into units and assignments will be due at the end of each unit. A specific course schedule with unit content and due dates will be supplied when the student signs online to the course. Students are encouraged to share their ideas, suggestions, knowledge, expertise, and questions.


Online courses are not for everyone. Students should be able to work independently and meet deadlines. Some students mistakenly believe online courses are less work, which is not true. Prior to registration, it is strongly suggested that all students access each area in COD Online to see if online learning is suitable for them. Students meeting the requirements can enroll using myACCESS.

Technical Requirements

If you are considering enrolling for the internet version of Education 2700, be sure to review the helpful links below, including:

Program Information

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