Expert teachers use experience to modify a lesson throughout the year. Students find meaning in their learning process when they can bond with the instructor, objectives align with assessments, and connections to the material are formed based on their prior knowledge.
The best online courses are not simply copied from semester to semester without significant changes, or allowed to run on autopilot, but rather are taught dynamically and improved with each offering. The best online teaching combines awareness of course design with strategies for learner support.
The final phase of the ADDIE model of instructional design involves evaluation. As an instructional designer you must be focused on Quality Assurance. After implementation, you must evaluate the course to find ways to improve subsequent offerings.
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