Faculty: Hayley Mayall
Term: Fall 2014
Graduate Student: Amando Boncales

Course Description

This is a course on Web-based learning (WBL). During the next sixteen weeks, you will learn about the design, development, and implementation of WBL. You will study and discuss existing WBL systems as well as research reports that are attempting to shape the current milieu and future of WBL. You will also design, create, and manage your own websites created in multiple different online tools.

Getting Started

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Course Learning Objectives

This course will provide you with an analytical and design framework to understand the emerging world of WBL. At the end of this course, you will be able to:

1. understand the concepts and technology of WBL

2. identify technical issues and functions involved in WBL

3. select appropriate instructional strategies and technical elements for the design of WBL

4. employ production tools you have learned to create class-assigned WBL projects

5. implement the designed WBL online

ADA Statement

Accommodations for students with disabilities

NIU abides by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which mandates reasonable accommodations be provided for qualified students with disabilities. If you have a disability and may require some type of instructional and/or examination accommodation, please contact me early in the semester so that I can provide or facilitate in providing accommodations you may need. If you have not already done so, you will need to register with the Disability Resource Center (DRC,, the designated office on campus to provide services and administer exams with accommodations for students with disabilities. The DRC office is located on the 4th floor of the University Health Services building (815-753-1303). I look forward to talking with you soon to learn how I may be helpful in enhancing your academic success in this course.