Getting Online: The GO Project


Online Content

Your Turn

  1. What are the critical planning questions you need to ask about your organization, your participants and technology in order to create effective online content?

  2. Is it feasible for your organization, financially and otherwise, to use technology such as web authoring tools, content conversion software, web 2.0 technologies, or a learning management system to help you to create online content? If yes, which technologies are most suited to your needs and why?

  3. How could you use Web 2.0 technologies to engage your students in more active learning by enlisting their help in creating content?

  4. What evaluation method(s) would be most useful to help your organization develop and deliver the best possible online content?

  5. In the past, for either face-to-face or online learning, has your organization used basic or more in-depth evaluation questions? If you have only used basic evaluation questions, what new types of questions could you ask to make evaluation more useful for your organization and your participants?

  6. What steps could you take to ensure that you are continuously improving your online content?

  7. Thinking about the options for delivering online training described in this module (synchronous/asynchronous, facilitated/self-study, ongoing or single delivery) which option would fit best for your organization? To help you decide, consider the type of content you want to deliver, the staff resources you have available, your organizational capacity, and any budget restraints.

  8. What might be some of the benefits to your organization to charge a fee for your online training? Is this something you should consider? Why or why not?

  9. What number of participants do you think would give you a good balance of participation without it being too overwhelming or too quiet?

  10. What learning outcomes might you include with your online training?

  11. What type of learning activities would you like to include with your online training? Try to be creative and think of an idea that might not be possible using traditional face-to-face training methods.

  12. If you have participated in online training, what type of activities did you like and why? Did certain activities help your learning more than others? What made them “good” activities?

  13. Do you think that there are some types of content that would be difficult to adapt to an online setting? What are they? Are there ways that virtually any type of training could be delivered online and if so, what might they be?

  14. Now that you have had a chance to think about a number of issues including the approach that you might take, the number of participants you would like, how to divide up your content and more, do you feel ready to deliver your own online training? Why or why not?

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