This first module in this course identified ways to prepare for teaching online. This module addresses the development of course materials.
In this module, we will discuss:
I have taught a course face-to-face for several years and will be moving my courses online. What types of assignments should I include in my online course?
Deciding what activities to include in your course requires planning and careful consideration of resources. Activities should address your stated learning objectives. This lesson will provide you with some tools and processes that will help you develop objectives and effective activities for your online courses.
I often locate items such as articles, images, handouts, or diagrams for my courses. Am I allowed to use these items in my courses?
It depends. Some items such as materials produced by the government or those that have passed out of copyright protection are in Public Domain and available for use without formal clearance. Some individuals and organizations permit use for "for educational purposes." Others have restrictions that do not permit their publications to be placed in an electronic environment, while others permit use as long as access is restricted by password or some other means.
The library at CFCC can help you with reserves for courses and there are other statewide resources where you can locate content to use in your courses (e.g. NCLive).
This lesson identifies some concepts related to intellectual property and methods to help you determine which materials you can use in your online courses.