The Effective Online Course Syllabus
The syllabus is the most valuable document in an online course and serves as the road map of the course. Going further, the syllabus is considered a contract between instructor and students and outlines the terms or conditions for interaction in the course (Ko & Rossen, 2017). The syllabus serves several purposes:
- Communicate course information to students
- List the learning outcomes or goals of the course
- Outline expected responsibilities and duties
- Provide information about the instructor, course identifying information, and course purpose/description
- List and describe assignments, learning objectives, and grading criteria
- Document course, department, college, and university policies
- and More.
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|Course Content & Learning Objectives (Outcomes)||
|Online Learning Environment||
|Expectations/Responsibilities & Netiquette||
|Grading & Assignments||
|Course Outline or Schedule||
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Angelo State University. (2022). Section 2.2: Create an Effective Online Syllabus. Retrieved on May 26, 2022. https://www.angelo.edu/faculty-and-staff/instructional-design/online-teaching/section_22.php
Ko, Susan & Rossen, S. (2017). Creating an Effective Online Syllabus, in Teaching Online: A Practical Guide, 4th Edition. Retrieved on May 26, 2022. https://static.routledge.com/9780415832434/9780415832434_teaching_ch05_wm.pdf