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EDUC9028 - E-Learning Authoring

Title:E-Learning Authoring
Long Title:E-Learning Authoring
Module Code:EDUC9028
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Expert
Field of Study: Education Studies
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: ROSE MC GRATH
Module Author: SHANE CRONIN
Module Description: This module introduces students to the knowledge and skill base required in the creation of e-learning content for delivery platforms, such as, desktop, web and devices. This module focuses on the development of content with an emphasis on the learning experience, for example, instructional and interaction design. To do so, students will engage with authoring tools and approaches that aid the development of e-learning content, with due concern and awareness of compliancy and standards related issues and practice.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Evaluate tools and approaches that aid the development of learning objects and activities for a variety of delivery platforms
LO2 Critically evaluate development considerations with respect to e-learning technical standards and specifications
LO3 Develop e-learning content and activities using appropriate authoring tools
LO4 Employ interaction and instructional design principles to a given solution
LO5 Explain the process of developing and deploying e-learning content and activities for a given solution
Pre-requisite learning
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
E-Learning Systems and Platforms
Learning Management Systems, Live Elearning systems and other standalone collaboration tools and platforms, CMS-based solutions, Web 2.0/elearning 2.0, game- and simulation-based learning, mobile- and tablet-based learning platforms
E-learning standards and specifications
Range of packaging standards, communications standards and metadata standards; tool for development SCORM-compliant content
Authoring tools
Course authoring tools, rapid e-learning tools, content converter tools, testing and assessment tools, web design tools, animation and video editing tools, media editors, and criteria for use and selection of same
Media Formats
Audio, video and image formats, ebook and mobile app formats, web standards and formats, interactive and immersive formats, rich internet applications, media players, codecs etc
Other services and specifications
Web-related services and specifications, specifications with regard to mobile and converged devices and their platforms and specifications
Design Elements and Principles
Principles and practices with regard to information, graphic, and interaction design (e.g. balance, sequencing, scale, composition etc). Joining instructional design to same.
Pedagogical and Instructional Design Principles
Conceptual frameworks and models of learning, pedagogical and psychological assumptions and common instructional design models; the pedagogy of e-learning; instructional design models for e-learning
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Presentation Presentation of standards compliant learning content informed by specified learning, learner and client needs [to incorporate report indicating how project was informed by development considerations]. 1,2,3,4,5 60.0 Sem End
Project Use of a range of authoring tools and approaches to develop solutions to a range of prescribed platforms and use scenarios. 1,2,3,4,5 40.0 Week 6
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lab Hands-on lab-based sessions with theory 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Independent Learning Out of class student work primarily focussed on assessment tasks 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lab Hand-on lab-based sessions with theory 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Out of class student work primarily focussed on assessment tasks 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Giles Colborne, 2010, Simple and Usable Web, Mobile, and Interaction Design, New Riders [ISBN: 0321703545]
  • William Horton, 2011, e-Learning by Design, Pfeiffer [ISBN: 0470900024]
  • Diane Elkins, Desiree Pinder 2012, E-Learning Uncovered - Articulate Storyline, CreateSpace [ISBN: 1475298994]
  • Dirksen, Julie 2011, Design for How People Learn, New Riders Publishing [ISBN: 0321768434]
  • Elkins, D., & Pinder, D. 2014, E-learning uncovered: Adobe Captivate 8, CreateSpace [ISBN: 1499692498]
  • Tozman, Reuben 2012, Learning On Demand: How the Evolution of the Web Is Shaping the Future of Learning, ASTD [ISBN: 1562868462]
  • Krug, Steve 2014, Don't Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability (3rd Edition), Voices That Matter [ISBN: 0321965515]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_HELDE_9 Master of Arts in E-learning Design and Development 1 Mandatory

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