edX E-Learning Course Development

Design, develop, and deploy an interactive and informative MOOC course for the edX platform

edX E-Learning Course Development

Matthew A. Gilbert

Design, develop, and deploy an interactive and informative MOOC course for the edX platform
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ISBN 139781783981809
Paperback310 pages

Book Description

edX is an open source learning management system (LMS) and course-authoring tool that educational institutions and private organizations can use to create massive online open courses (MOOCs) and small private online courses (SPOCs).

This book walks you through the eight essential steps you will take to create your first edX course while teaching you tools and techniques you need to know as an edX instructor. Organized sequentially, each chapter represents a stage in your curriculum development and implementation process.

We begin with an overview of MOOCs and the history of edX; detail curriculum development and video production best practices; explore options for exercises and assessments; address your course's administrative options; and then review your role as a facilitator. Lastly, we suggest a strategy to market your course with traditional tools, edX options, and social media.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started
edX's potential and purpose
Your role and responsibilities
Creating your edX account
Exploring edX courses
Signing up for Studio
Creating your course
Characteristics of your course
Summary
Chapter 2: Planning the Curriculum
edX Course Matrix
edX Course Matrix data
edX Course Matrix details
The About page
Preliminary documents
Learning sequences
Exercises and assessments
Textbooks and course materials
Discussion forums
The course Wiki
The course certificate
Summary
Chapter 3: Producing Videos
Instructional videos
Video production pointers
Video post-production processes
Transcripts for your videos
YouTube best practices
Summary
Chapter 4: Designing Exercises
The student view of problem components
The Studio view of problem components
Creating problems with edX's editors
Exercises and tools
Content experiments
Summary
Chapter 5: Integrating the Curriculum
Your course outline
Course sections
Course subsections
Course Units
Course components
Course pages
Course files
Updates and Handouts
PDF textbooks
Accessibility issues
Summary
Chapter 6: Administering Your Course
Grading policy
Content visibility
Student cohorts
Beta testing
Exporting and importing a course
edX resources
Summary
Chapter 7: Facilitating Your Course
Staff roles
Student enrolment
Course discussions
Course Wiki
Messages to students
Course data
Student data
Answer data
Gradebook management
Completion certificates
Summary
Chapter 8: Promoting Your Course
Traditional marketing tools
edX's marketing options
Social media marketing
Personal branding basics
Marketing metrics
Student feedback
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • How to navigate edX, sign up for Studio, and create your own edX course
  • How to use video production best practices and convert your classroom lectures to instructional videos
  • How to create engaging assessments and effective exercises that achieve your course's learning objectives
  • How to publish an announcement, attach a course syllabus, add instructional pages, and upload course handouts
  • How to establish your edX course settings, view and modify course content, and import and export your course
  • How to market your course to increase enrollment and create an enjoyable educational experience for your students

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started
edX's potential and purpose
Your role and responsibilities
Creating your edX account
Exploring edX courses
Signing up for Studio
Creating your course
Characteristics of your course
Summary
Chapter 2: Planning the Curriculum
edX Course Matrix
edX Course Matrix data
edX Course Matrix details
The About page
Preliminary documents
Learning sequences
Exercises and assessments
Textbooks and course materials
Discussion forums
The course Wiki
The course certificate
Summary
Chapter 3: Producing Videos
Instructional videos
Video production pointers
Video post-production processes
Transcripts for your videos
YouTube best practices
Summary
Chapter 4: Designing Exercises
The student view of problem components
The Studio view of problem components
Creating problems with edX's editors
Exercises and tools
Content experiments
Summary
Chapter 5: Integrating the Curriculum
Your course outline
Course sections
Course subsections
Course Units
Course components
Course pages
Course files
Updates and Handouts
PDF textbooks
Accessibility issues
Summary
Chapter 6: Administering Your Course
Grading policy
Content visibility
Student cohorts
Beta testing
Exporting and importing a course
edX resources
Summary
Chapter 7: Facilitating Your Course
Staff roles
Student enrolment
Course discussions
Course Wiki
Messages to students
Course data
Student data
Answer data
Gradebook management
Completion certificates
Summary
Chapter 8: Promoting Your Course
Traditional marketing tools
edX's marketing options
Social media marketing
Personal branding basics
Marketing metrics
Student feedback
Summary

Book Details

ISBN 139781783981809
Paperback310 pages
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