Launch and Iterate: A Self-study of Online Course Redesign
Wednesday, June 29 5:15 PM-7:00 PM Location: Grand Ballroom C
Presider: Jodie Hemerda, Bridgepoint Education, United States
Abstract: Reflective practice, as a process of continues learning, can be an important element in guiding one’s own professional development and improvement. In teacher education and teacher professional development, the concept of reflective practice is well established. As an instructor of online courses, this exploration attempts to understand the nature of social presence in a graduate level online class, as part of the course redesign effort. This self-study was guided by Snyder’s instructional design theory, Creating Online Learning Communities for Adults and Community of Inquiry model as the theoretical frameworks. Preliminary results suggest that such approach is useful in examining online course redesign, improving opportunities for meaningful social presence.