This page features a collection of carefully selected resources specific to course design for online and blended courses. Each resource is categorized by type, identified by the icon to the right of each description.
1) An excellent site created by Contact North to serve faculty and instructors of post-secondary institutions in Ontario, Canada is The Ontario Online Learning Portal. It’s an open resource that provides numerous tools and information on the latest research and trends in online education.
2) A helpful site by Penn State, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences with rubrics and guides for designing online courses: Online Course Design and Review Rubrics.
3) Another resource by Penn State, web pages dedicated to course design, Instructional Design Resources. It’s a treasure trove of resources and tools for course designers and online educators.
4) Instructionaldesign.org is a go-to reference site providing the basics of instructional design [ID] and learning theories. It includes a glossary of ID terms and a list of several instructional design models. What I find most valuable is the comprehensive listing of learning theories. Each theory is described in-depth; including the principles and examples of application in education settings.