Creating a Course 1: Planning Content Sources

What is a course? In technical terms it’s considered a unit of teaching, in more practical terms I just see it as content. Text content, image content, video content, quiz content, etc. When it comes to planning your strategy for creating a course the content comes first. That content must be well organized in a manner clear enough for all people to understand. People who will have to write, edit, or otherwise work with the content.

I won’t tell you how exactly to create your content but I can try to help you keep everything organized. Good organization reduces issues. Issues that will arise due poor and unclear communication usually caused by poor organization. Since my role is in production I see these issues all the time.

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Adaptive 2.0 to Help Millions of STEM Students


With the assistance of a National Science Foundation (NSF) SBIR grant, (formerly Synaptic Global Learning ) has developed a groundbreaking adaptive massive open online course (aMOOC) aimed at “Mastering Fundamentals of Physics.” This course will provide 100,000 to 150,000 students a year the preparation they need to sit the Advanced Placement (AP) exams in Physics completely free. This is the first of 20 aMOOCs under development in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.

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