the specific topic and identifying and characterizing the audience for an
online course are critical to the design process. After researching best
practices, you will determine the audience, objectives, and agenda for an
online training on a topic of your choice.
You will add to, refine, and reference your online training or workshop
throughout the remainder of this course.
guidelines to design and implement an online training program on a topic of
your choice. Also, research:
practices to optimally utilize free, open resources such as OER Commons,
OpenLearn Create, or Canvas to deliver an online training program. (I will be
curriculum planning templates or blueprints to help keep you organized.
your audience, tools, and delivery format to proactively address participant satisfaction.
Apply theoretical frameworks. Begin with understanding real-world contexts and
needs among your audience. Ask yourself:
real-world problems can the content address?
can the learners creatively collaborate in complex, relevant problem solving?
will be doing an online course for physical therapist assistants interested in
treating patients with stress urinary incontinence. The real-world problem is
that courses for this specialty are very expensive and typically do not cater
to physical therapist assistants.
– will be using a lot of case studies in the discussion forums for problem
Backwards Design by outlining 2-3 learning goals or objectives for your project
in measurable and observable terms. Lead your objectives or goals statements
with Bloom’s Taxonomy verbs. Begin to populate one of the curriculum planning
templates you reviewed in Step 1 by inserting 3-5 learning module or unit
titles and the corresponding learning objectives.
how stress incontinence is diagnosed and what it means for musculoskeletal
the bladder’s neuromotor interaction with the pelvic floor muscles.
a pelvic floor muscle training regimen and explain why it’s important.
theoretically grounded agenda for the training or workshop in outline form
within the blueprint or template. You do not need to include all the details of
the learning activities at this stage. Use these questions/prompts to guide
this stage of your planning:
it be asynchronous or synchronous?
a pacing guide or course schedule to optimize outcomes.
Floor Anatomy and Function
Rehab of the Pelvic Floor
time frame – 4 weeks.
a 1- to 2-page introduction to your proposed training identifying your
audience, answering the questions posed in Steps 2 and 4, and connecting theory
to the agenda and curriculum you have outlined. Follow your introduction with
your partially populated curriculum planning template or blueprint. Include an
APA-formatted title page and references page. Your final document should be
between 4 and 6-pages.