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E-Learning Development

I.     Course Prefix/Number: CIS 237

       Course Name: E-Learning Development

       Credits: 3 (3 lecture; 1 lab)

II.    Prerequisite

Recommended: Completion of certificate core courses with minimum of C in those courses or comparable experience.

III.   Course (Catalog) Description

Course applies a set of ideas and methods for planning, creating and managing a web-based e-learning instructional system. Content of capstone course reflects upon and implements skills, methods and technologies learned in previous e-learning courses to research, analyze, plan and develop an e-learning instructional system project.

IV.   Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
•    Discuss new and existing E-Learning Development & Management models
•    Analyze effective planning and development methodologies for e-learning instructional systems
•    Evaluate implementation methods for e-learning instructional systems
•    Discuss, organize and present implementation testing results

V.    Academic Integrity

Students and employees at Oakton Community College are required to demonstrate academic integrity and follow Oakton's Code of Academic Conduct. This code prohibits:

• cheating,
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.

There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.
Details of the Code of Academic Conduct can be found in the Student Handbook.

VI.   Sequence of Topics

  1. Overview of e-learning systems and their components
    1. E-learning frameworks: Using the layered approach
    2. Information Architecture
    3. Analysis and evaluation of e-learning systems
  2. Using E-Learning development tools to develop an e-learning system.
    1. Project Plan & Overview
    2. Choosing a development methodology
    3. Prototyping
    4. Project Implementation
  3. Interface Design
    1. Components of web based user interaction
    2. Patterns and repetition research
  4. Project reporting and process documentation
  5. Building an e-learning portfolio
  6. E-Learning Development Careers
  7. Usability testing: Peer Reviews
  8. Implementing design and functionality updates and changes

VII.  Methods of Instruction

Program demonstrations, hands-on usage, textbook reading, applicable web sites, lecture, class discussions, group work, and guest speakers may be used.
Course may be taught as face-to-face, media-based, hybrid or online course.

VIII. Course Practices Required

1.    Attend seminars as scheduled
2.    Read course materials - textbook and current resources
3.    Complete required assignments, projects, quizzes, and tests
4.    Attend and participate in lab as required

IX.   Instructional Materials

Note: Current textbook information for each course and section is available on Oakton's Schedule of Classes.

X.    Methods of Evaluating Student Progress

Tests and Quizzes
Class Assignments
Lab Assignments
Attendance and Participation

XI.   Other Course Information



If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.