I have finally selected the texts for my Principles and Practices of Online Course Creation and Instructional Design course that begins in another month. They are:
- Anderson, T. (Ed.). (2008). The theory and practice of online learning (2nd ed.). Edmonton: Athabasca University Press.
The book is available printed or free via download at
- Harper, D. G. (Ed.). (2008). Education for a digital world: Advice, guidelines, and effective practice from around the globe. Vancouver: Commonwealth of Learning & BCcampus.
This book is available free via download at http://www.col.org/colweb/site/pid/5312
I reviewed countless printed and physically published works, and all of them lacked something or another. I found the Anderson text via searching online, and the second one was referred to me from one of the authors, Sylvia Currie.
Let the teaching and learning adventure begin!
2 thoughts on “Book Selection for “Online Course Creation and Instructional Design” Class”
this seems very exciting. I particularly like the global aspects.
The global aspect is something I am beginning to appreciate more and more. With online education and community, there really is no longer any distinction between global or local. I am hoping to make this one of the themes in my teaching of this course.