- 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 Design Process
The Event-Oriented Design Process – 7 Steps