The original output from this proposal will be an online workshop on Designing eLearning. It will be based on sound Instructional Design methodologies such as ADDIE and will instruct the academic on how to carry out the different stages of a project. Currently this work is done through face-to-face workshops in all three institutions and through consultancies with individual academics.
Academics who take part in this workshop will have completed their Analyses stage of their own eLearning project and have identified what the learning outcomes are and be ready to start developing content and activities to achieve their outcomes.
Constructive alignment of the learning outcomes, content and activities will be promoted (Biggs, 2003)
It is proposed to achieve this by combining resources for the 3 partner institutions and building an online course using Articulate.
Online mentoring will be achieved using Google forms, discussions, blogs and wikis. It is intended to examine the Google applications in full to evaluate how these can be used to support mentoring and feedback on the course.