When designing and developing an online professional development course, it is recommend that you follow an instructional design model. ADDIE (Analyse, Design, Develop, Implement and Evaluate) is a model that is commonly used and is well suited to developing online professional development courses.

Overview

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  2. Click on the Sign in with your organization portal button.
  3. Enter www.uq.edu.au in the textbox.
  4. Log in using your UQ username and password.

Design

The ADDIE Design phase (YouTube, 6m 25s)

Assessment

UQ online professional development assessment tips:

  • Ensure your questions are of a suitable difficulty level to ensure staff engage with the learning materials and do not just complete the assessment (i.e. Multiple choice questions should include plausiable distractors).
  • Include 20 questions drawn randomly from a pool of at least 30 questions.
  • Use common question types, such as multiple choice, multiple answer and true/false.

Tip: Have someone who has no knowledge of your course material complete your assessment. Could they pass the test without engaging with the learning material?

Learning content

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  3. Enter www.uq.edu.au in the textbox.
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UQ online professional development tips:

  • Reduce your course content to the minmum required to cover the learning objective.
  • Include revelant UQ examples and case studies contextualise your course.
  • Include interactive activities to faciliate active learning i.e. formative quizzes at regular intervals.
  • Keep the length of your course to a maximum of 20 minutes (preferrable 10 minutes) or devide it into sections.

Develop

The ADDIE Development Phase (YouTube, 3m 19s)

Test course

Learning materials can either be designed and tested in your Learn.UQ course site (Organisation unit course) or in a sandpit course on Staging our test server (Induction and OHS courses or Staff development course).

Note: The use of SCORM is not supported.

Learning content

The ITaLI eLearning team support Kaltura Capture, which can be used to create short interactive videos with formative quiz questions embedded within videos.

Assessment

It is recommend that completions of online modules are tracked by having staff complete a Learn.UQ test. Guides on producing assessment using a Learn.UQ (Blackboard) test:

Implement

The ADDIE Implementation Phase (YouTube, 3m 40s)

Publish

To recieve support to implement your professional development course, email the following to elearningtraining@uq.edu.au:

  • Links to a Dropbox (or similar) where you have upload a zip file of your content, the zip file of your Learn.UQ test and if applicable the zip file of your evaluation survey. For step-by-step instructions on creating the required zip files, refer to the Export a test guide.

OR

  • The course code and title of your Learn.UQ or Staging course site where the material is stored.

Reports on course completions

  • For step-by-step instructions on viewing reports on course completions, refer to the View Test Results guide.

Evaluate

The ADDIE Evaluation Phase (YouTube, 7m 12s)

It is recommended that your include an evaluation survey so staff can give feedback on the quality of your online course.

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