Discuss unique needs and / or challenges the online learners face.

  
Assignment 3: Proposed Course for Development – Part 1
Due Week 6 and worth 140 points.
Preparation
Go to the Course sites Website and go through the tutorial. You will use this Website to create your course: https://www.coursesites.com/webapps/Bb-sites-course-creation-BBLEARN/pages/getstarted.html. For Part 2, you will develop the first three (3) weeks of your course. So, you should become familiar with this Website as soon as possible. Additional links and tutorials may be available in the course shell.
Write a four to six (4-6) page paper in which you:
1. Provide a description of a course that you plan to develop for this class, including at least three (3) goals of the course.
2. Describe the target learners, discussing at least three (3) unique needs and / or challenges the online learners face. 
3. Develop six (6) learning outcomes for the course.
4. Propose the primary learning theory or theories you plan to apply to ensure students achieve the outcomes, providing a rationale for the theory or theories.
5. Propose three (3) ways you plan to motivate students in the online environment, providing a rationale for each way.  
6.  Provide at least three (3) academic references (published within the last five [5] years) to support your proposal.
Note: You instructor will provide feedback and inform you of his or her approval and of any recommendations for changes.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
· Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
· Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
· Describe the unique needs and challenges of virtual learners.
· Design an online learning experience.
· Plan the resources required to support an online learning experience.
· Use technology and information resources to research issues in theory and practice of e-Learning.
· Write clearly and concisely about theory and practice of e-Learning using proper writing mechanics.
Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic/organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.
  
Points: 140

Assignment   3: Proposed Course for Development – Part 1
 
Criteria

Unacceptable
Below   70% F

Fair
70-79%   C

Proficient
80-89%   B

Exemplary
90-100%   A
 
1. Provide a description of a   course that you plan to develop for this class, including at least three (3)   goals of the course.
Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely   provided a description of a course that you plan to develop for this class,   including at least three (3) goals of the course.

Partially provided a description   of a course that you plan to develop for this class, including at least three   (3) goals of the course.

Satisfactorily provided a   description of a course that you plan to develop for this class, including at   least three (3) goals of the course.

Thoroughly provided a description   of a course that you plan to develop for this class, including at least three   (3) goals of the course.
 
2. Describe the target learners,   discussing at least three (3) unique needs and / or challenges the online   learners face.  
  Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely   described the target learners, discussing at least three (3) unique needs and   / or challenges the online learners face.  

Partially described the target   learners, discussing at least three (3) unique needs and / or challenges the   online learners face.  

Satisfactorily described the   target learners, discussing at least three (3) unique needs and / or   challenges the online learners face.  

Thoroughly described the target   learners, discussing at least three (3) unique needs and / or challenges the   online learners face.  
 
3. Develop six (6) relevant   learning outcomes for the course.
Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely   developed six (6) relevant learning outcomes for the course.

Partially developed six (6)   relevant learning outcomes for the course.

Satisfactorily developed six (6)   relevant learning outcomes for the course.

Thoroughly developed six (6)   relevant learning outcomes for the course.
 
4. Propose the primary learning   theory or theories you plan to apply to ensure students achieve the outcomes,   providing a rationale for the theory or theories.
Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely   proposed the primary learning theory or theories you plan to apply to ensure   students achieve the outcomes; did not submit or incompletely provided a   rationale for the theory or theories.

Partially proposed the primary   learning theory or theories you plan to apply to ensure students achieve the   outcomes; partially provided a rationale for the theory or theories.

Satisfactorily proposed the primary   learning theory or theories you plan to apply to ensure students achieve the   outcomes; satisfactorily provided a rationale for the theory or theories.

Thoroughly proposed the primary   learning theory or theories you plan to apply to ensure students achieve the   outcomes; thoroughly provided a rationale for the theory or theories.
 
5. Propose three (3) ways you plan   to motivate students in the online environment, providing a rationale for   each way. 
Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely   proposed three (3) ways you plan to motivate students in the online   environment; did not submit or incompletely provided a rationale for each   way. 

Partially proposed three (3) ways   you plan to motivate students in the online environment; partially provided a   rationale for each way. 

Satisfactorily proposed three (3)   ways you plan to motivate students in the online environment; satisfactorily   provided a rationale for each way. 

Thoroughly proposed three (3) ways   you plan to motivate students in the online environment; thoroughly provided   a rationale for each way. 
 
6. Provide at least three (3)   academic references (published within the last five [5] years) to support   your proposal.
Weight: 5%

No references provided-.

Does not meet the required number   of references; some or all references poor quality choices.

Meets number of required   references; all references high- quality choices.

Exceeds number of required   references; all references high- quality choices.
 
7. Clarity, writing mechanics, and   formatting requirements
Weight: 10%

More than 6 errors present

5-6 errors present

3-4 errors present

0-2 errors present

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