Course content is the focus of the development phase for this module’s instructional design. Learning materials are listed in the Analysis Flowchart, and also listed here in more detail.
Videos – The online videos that will be used as instructional material are:
- “World Oceans Day – Ocean Acidification”, created by XPRIZE Insights and published on YouTube.
- “What Is Carbon Dioxide?” created by MonkeySee, and published on YouTube.
- “Ocean Acidification,” created by the Alliance for Climate Education, and published on YouTube.
- “What is pH,” created by LearnBiologically, and published on YouTube.
- “The Carbon Cycle,” created by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and published on YouTube.
- “Ocean Acidification,” created by the NC Aquarium, Fort Fisher, and published on YouTube.
- “Science Bulletins: Acid Oceans,” created by the American Museum of Natural History, and published on YouTube.
Websites For Further Information-
- “How You Can Help the Ocean,” website created by the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.
- “Aquatic Food Webs,” created by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
- “What You Can Do,” created by the National Environmental Education Foundation. http://coralreef.noaa.gov/getinvolved/whatyoucando/
- True/False Quizzes: Focus On1: What is pH, Learning Outcome4 Quiz
- Sequence Quizzes: Focus On2: What is a Marine Food Web, Learning Outcome3 Quiz
- Fill-In-The-Blank Quizzes: Focus On3: Explore the Carbon Cycle, Learning Outcome6 Quiz
- Matching Quizzes: Focus On4: Effects of CO2 on Ocean Water, Learning Outcome1 Quiz
- Drag-Drop Quizzes: Focus On5: Solutions – Awareness & Education, Learning Outcome2 Quiz
- Multiple Choice Quizzes: Focus On6: How You Can Help, Learning Outcome5 Quiz, 3 Course Goals Quizzes
Organizational Strategy –
The Analysis Flowchart shows a structure that includes an introduction, the presentation of three key concepts, followed by lessons that support the key concepts, then additional material is presented for guided study of specific topics. This presents a strategy of using the broader topics to introduce the learner to a general level of information, followed by smaller sub-modules to help the student work with more complex information. This can be seen as a scaffolding technique of instruction, with lesson progression allowing for the integration of newly acquired knowledge.
Course Management –
This course is designed for an e-Learning environment. An LMS such as Moodle would be an ideal way to present the course. It would record quiz/test scores and allow access to learning materials wherever an internet connection is available. Emails and other correspondence between students and instructors would be held in one location, which would help streamline the overall class environment.