Online Course Design for College and University Faculty
In a typical IRIS Module, the Initial Thoughts component of the cycle allows you—the course instructor—to engage with your students regarding their first impressions to the Initial Thoughts questions. Doing so helps to activate their prior knowledge and identify any pre-conceptions or misconceptions they have about the content.
However, this IRIS Module was developed for you. You are the learner in this situation. We’re guessing that some of the circumstances discussed in our Challenge video might have sounded familiar to you. As you proceed with this module, think about what your teaching might look like this semester and which of the resources included here might be most helpful to you.
The pages to follow will provide information to help you answer these Initial Thought questions:
How can faculty design their online courses?
How can faculty deliver and refine their online courses?
When you are ready, proceed to the Perspectives & Resources section.