- Conduct learner analysis. This includes identifying non-traditional audience groups which may be attracted to newly distributed course.
- Conduct technology assessment. Identify technologies available to all students who may take distributed course.
- Specify instructional goal and performance objectives of the course.
- Sequence and chunk performance objectives into a series of instructional modules.
- Divide each module into a series of instructional events.
- For each event, specify event type; full synchronous, limited synchronous, or asynchronous.
- For each event, specify appropriate technology(ies) to enable event. Care should be taken to choose only from technologies available to instructor and all students.
- For each event, develop mediated content where needed and define procedures that ensure smooth completion of event.
- Engage in formative evaluation and pilot testing as necessary to verify that each event, as well as the course as whole, is robust pedagogically and procedurally.
The Event-Oriented Design Process – 7 Steps