Context keyword searching
Downloading print version of articles in .pdf
Navigating digital library landscape
Understanding types of periodicals and scholarly sources of materials
Understanding different types of digital formats of text .pdf, xml, rtf, txt in various forms e.g. microfilm, microfiche
1 Determine main purpose of the project
2 Build learning objectives and identify intended audience
3 Google search content of your project using essential keywords
4 Using online databases available to you, do a similar keyword search to extract key content
5 Draft a course outline &syllabus
6 Refine narratives of each chapter
Determine when to proof to explain a theory, concept, idea.
Identify what analytical methods to use for each type of proofing e.g. expert talking, numbers and analysis, projections, before/after comparisons, differentiation,
Use of analytic tools when inserting results to prove a point.
Develop ability to screenshots data for proofing
Ability to save critical data interpretation info in different file formats, .csv or image formats gif png jpeg
Know how to download analyzed data in a variety of formats in your hard drive
1 Extract data for the chapters needing scaffolding information
2 Make sense of the data using analytical tools
3 Visualize data using graphs, charts, history
4 Capture data, store them in a separate directory in your hard drive or online file storage album. Set aside for later use.
5 Determine where to put details e.g. graphs charts mixed media
Perform screen capture for critical information snapshots
Identifying text-to-mixed media equivalent visual representation
Ability to download royalty-free media assets
Recreate critical text information into a graphical representation using infographic tools
Manipulate digital video creation tools to explain an idea in a minute or less than a minute segments.
Ability to combine different formats at different parts of a course
Ability to conceptualize a project, its purpose and the targeted audience (different types ~ different level of detail)
Ability to envision and break down the essential components of the elearning project and create a full syllabus composed of chapters/subchapters/sections
Ability to create a digital narrative of the syllabus allowing topics flow in a natural progression but also nonlinearly as to present the interconnectedness of main ideas with sub-ideas.
Preference for brevity, coherence and clarity over verbosity through optimum use of mixed media, data, facts and figures and moving media.
Ability to package your project in your choice of Presentation App and upload to LMS
1 Gather essential conceptual ideas with equivalent mixed media (audio, video, graphics, images, simulation) representation and organize in your online storage folder
2 Mash these content within yoursyllabus’ chapter by chapter until a coherent theme emerges in each chapter.
3 When ready, package your course in a SCORM compliant format and zip it .
LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Know preferred Learning Management System for your project
Determine your audience
Enroll your audience
Determine if your elearning project is for free or paid
Determine the look/feel of project in the LMS and test it ‘as a student rather than an Instructor’
1 Launch your choice of LMS
2 Input personal information of intended and preselected attendees
3 Upload the online course to the LMS generating a unique URL
4 Send the link to all attendees
5 You can elect to let your audience pay a fee or not.
6 If preferable, ask your users for feedback