Creating vs. Adapting Course Content
This book guides you through the process of creating content pages in your course and what format aspects to take into consideration, such as balancing text and images, using images and captions, among other items. You will also consider adapting existing course content versus creating pages from scratch.
When writing course materials, allow your "teaching voice" to come through. This enables the learner to engage in what we call didactic discourse with the materials. This type of discourse fosters a sense of closeness between the learners and the "teacher" by simulating instructor presence. Learners feel that you are talking to them through the content you develop. In addition to maintaining a didactic discourse throughout, there are some other writing aspects that you should try to keep present as you develop online learning materials: