Web Design Principles for Online Educators

University of Illinois
2005 – 2012

This eight-week, graduate-level course that overviews the core principals of web design as they relate to the development of online courses and course materials.  The course begins with the process for planning a web site and builds on that information to help students evaluate existing courses and develop their own criteria for what makes a quality course.  Strategies for the creation of accessible materials are also explored.  Requires a high-level of participation using discussion forums and assignment submission. Optional synchronous sessions focusing on weekly topics provided using a web conferencing tool.