provide an over view
Last week you started to create the online component of your blended course. This week, you build upon it and create a learning module. Perform the following tasks:
Step 1: Create an Online Learning Module.
Using the same process you used last week to create your Course Description, create a learning module. While in the edit mode and on the Homepage, add a â€œContent Areaâ€ and label it â€œModule 1.â€ To review how this is done, view the â€œModifying the Course Menuâ€ video within the â€œGetting Started with CourseSitesâ€ training under â€œBuild.â€
Once you have created Module 1, add the following items to that module:
- A description of the lesson that Module 1 will cover.
- An assignment to be completed. This can be an assignment of your choice. Just make sure that it relates to your course and the topic of the module. Provide all instructions and information necessary for students to complete the activity (links to resources, lessons, and step by step guidance for completing the activity).
- A link to a discussion forum that students will take part in. Make sure that you provide a complete discussion prompt that is relevant to your course and the topic of the module.
The description can be added from the â€œBuild Contentâ€ dropdown and selecting â€œItem.â€ The Assignment can be added from the â€œAssessmentâ€ dropdown and selecting â€œAssignment.â€ The discussion forum can be added from the â€œToolsâ€ dropdown and selecting â€œDiscussion Board.â€
Step 2: Provide an Overview of Learning Management Systems.
Use your textbook, the Internet, or other resources to research. Write a three to five page summary (not including title and reference pages) comparing and contrasting the features, benefits and weaknesses of various learning management systems (LMS). Consider the features of each LMS and how they might be used within an educational institution or by an online instructor.
Consider that you are the technical advisor for a university and you are asked to recommend a learning management system. Use the following articles to guide you in the comparison process.
- Selecting a Learning Management System: Advice from an Academic Perspective
- 5 Tips to Choose the Best Learning Management System
In the first article, you will also find links to several potential LMSs you may wish to evaluate. Or you are welcome to evaluate any LMSs of your choice, including CourseSites.
- Investigate and analyze at least three examples of established learning management systems.
- Distinguish whether the LMS you found is proprietary or open source.
- Include some of the key features that the three examples share and features that are different.
- Explain the benefits, availability, and accessibility (to learners with disabilities) of using different types of learning management systems.
- Highlight the uses of the learning management systems and the techniques for using them effectively.
- Provide a reflection (minimum 150 words) on your experience in working with the CourseSites LMSIf you have not already created a Guest Account for your Coursesites course, please do so now. Below are instructions for creating a Guest Account:
- Share the the Guest Login URL in your posting. Be sure to cite a minimum of three scholarly sources other than the textbook using proper APA formatting.
Step 3: Save and submit your assignment.
When you have completed your assignment, save a copy for yourself in an easily accessible place and submit a copy to your instructor. Remember to keep track of all your work because you will be creating an ePortfolio in the final (Capstone) course in the MATLT program. Due to the system the course utilizes, assignments will be submitted via Waypoint.
Writing this assignment
- Must be three to five double-spaced pages in length, and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
- Must include a title page with the following:
- Title of paper
- Studentâ€™s name
- Course name and number
- Instructorâ€™s name
- Date submitted
- Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
- Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
- Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
- Must use at least three scholarly sources in addition to the text.
- Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
- Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.