Essentials of Online Course Design

A Standards-Based Guide

Second Edition

“Essentials of Online Course Design is essentially for anyone looking to maintain the highest standards of quality for online course design. From understanding what online students need and the components of online teaching to integrating the voice of the practitioner, this book covers it all and covers it superbly.” – Felice Nudelman, Executive Director, Education, The New York Times Company

Essentials of Online Course Design: A Standards-Based Guide, Second Edition takes a fresh, thoughtfully designed, step-by-step approach to online course development. At its core is a set of standards that are based on best practices in the field of online teaching and learning. Pedagogical, organizational, and visual design principles are presented and modeled throughout the book, and users will quickly learn from the guideā€™s hands-on approach.