Determines the low-level structure of the course’s learning units with additional exercises, texts, multimedia, software and more (for example, VoiceThread for a course in music).
The objective is to provide students with a lively environment that motivates them to learn and helps them retain knowledge.
At this point, we assemble all of the material –either from your institution or e.g. a Creative Commons library– that students may find helpful to review or simply learn more about a topic. This is a process that our instructional designers can complete with you, following examples from academia and industry such as MIT ProfessionalX or McKinsey Academy.
Since much of the software for online learning –particularly for platforms like Open edX– tends to be released as open source and backed by major institutions, it is essential to have a wide understanding of what has been tried and what the results have been. This not only reduces costs drastically, but also increases development speed and allows your institution to focus on its core competency instead of reinventing the wheel.
In order to maintain the modular nature of the course and facilitate students’ understanding, each video is designed to be short and extremely focused.
We guarantee consistency and clarity by working with the instructor to develop a PowerPoint presentation that she will use to guide her lecture as she films. Though not always necessary, these presentations tend to be reformatted and placed in the course to give students another way to follow the lessons and review.
Learn how to perform key functionalities on Studio (Open edX’s CMS) through the following and, please, let us know if you’d like to access our Open edX Eucalyptus playground or if there’s anything we can help with: