LINC 57B: CREATING COMMUNITY IN THE ONLINE ENVIRONMENT
Foothill College Course Outline of Record
|Effective Term:||Summer 2021|
|Hours:||3 lecture per week (36 total per quarter)|
|Advisory:||Basic computer skills and knowledge of Macintosh or Windows operating systems; familiarity with web browsers, email, downloading, and uploading; familiarity with online learning management systems.|
|Degree & Credit Status:||Degree-Applicable Credit Course|
|Grade Type:||Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)|
The student will be able to:
- Compare and contrast the features of different learning management systems, as they relate to communication and equity.
- Identify and apply quality online teaching principles to course design and management.
- Model digital citizenship in the virtual classroom and develop guidelines to support student digital literacy.
- Establish community ground rules that are founded in expectations for appropriate interactions among learners.
- Develop a community among culturally and academically diverse learners by providing opportunities that are conducive to active learning.
- Create online student discussions that promote learner-learner interaction in groups, in order to foster collaboration and promote higher-order thinking skills.
- Evaluate online learning using appropriate assessment tools, including customized rubrics.
- Identify barriers to equity present in online learning environments and develop plans to overcome them.
- Apply accessibility regulations and guidelines to online course design, creating alternative formats of course materials.
- Establish clear communication policies and build relationships through timely and encouraging communication, using various formats.
- Cultivate a digital instructional presence to support a sense of classroom community in the virtual environment.
- Use digital tools to identify patterns in learner engagement and performance and develop an outreach plan to support struggling students.
- Learning management systems
- Quality online teaching principles
- Ongoing improvement
- Digital citizenship
- Copyright and Creative Commons licensing
- Open educational resources
- Classroom interaction guidelines
- Digital literacy
- Community ground rules
- Student-to-student communication
- Student-to-teacher communication
- Academic honesty
- Meaningful participation
- Conflict resolution
- Cultural and academic diversity
- Challenging stereotypes
- Learning styles
- Variety of inputs and outputs
- Student choice
- Inviting personal knowledge
- Student discussions
- Effective discussion prompts
- Reply and participation guidelines
- Social learning
- Evaluating learning
- Assessment methodology
- Rubric design
- Student feedback
- Serving online students
- Student support
- Student success factors
- Unconscious bias
- Distance education accessibility guidelines
- Designing for accessibility
- Captions and transcripts
- Searchable PDFs
- ALT tags
- Color contrast
- Communication policies
- Time management
- Response times
- Q & A discussion forums
- Communication within learning management systems
- Instructional presence
- Incorporating digital tools
- Supportive environment
- Student-student interaction tools
- Instructor-student interaction tools
- Regular and substantive interaction
- Engagement analysis tools
- Identifying struggling students
- Struggling student letter
- Tools for communication
- Outreach plan
Special Facilities and/or Equipment
2. When taught online via Canvas students must have current email accounts and/or ongoing access to computers with email and web browsing capability
Method(s) of Evaluation
Designing and developing an online course plan and product or project
Presenting the product or project to peers, capturing feedback, and using it to revise the product or project
Making constructive contributions to class discussions and peer review feedback
Method(s) of Instruction
The student will be writing notes, listening, and participating in lecture presentation
The student will be observing an instructor-led demonstration and/or actively practicing the demonstrated skills
The student will be presenting and communicating their ideas in discussion and/or participating in peer reviews
Representative Text(s) and Other Materials
Bull, Bernard D.. Humanizing the Online Classroom: Seeking and Celebrating the Human Experience in Distance Education, 1st ed.. 2020.
Gunawardena, Charlotte, et al.. Culturally Inclusive Instructional Design: A Framework and Guide to Building Online Wisdom Communities, 1st ed.. 2018.
Darby, Flower, and James M. Lang. Small Teaching Online, 1st ed.. 2019.
Linder, Kathryn E., and Chrysanthemum Mattison Hayes. High-Impact Practices in Online Education: Research and Best Practices, 1st ed.. 2018.
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments
- Writing assignments include a major course project and multiple developmental projects, online discussion response, and critical analysis of peer's educational projects.
- Outside assignments include conducting project development, writing the instructional plan, reading, and developing the project through an iterative process.
- When taught online these methods may take the form of video, audio, animation and webpage presentations. Writing assignments are completed online.