How-to ‘Retrofit’ an Online Learning Course

by Online Learning Insights

If you’ve ever been a homeowner you know about improvement projects – the endless list of items that need fixing, painting or restoring. If you lived in a place long enough you may have gone further and replaced original parts of the home with newer and [presumably] better ones, maybe fixtures, wiring or windows. In this instance you’ve graduated from upgrading your home to retrofitting. This phenomenon parallels the revision process for an online course. With the pace of new educational tools and technologies – retrofitting is a given. I’ve just finished working with several professors at my workplace to redesign their courses, but I’m looking forward to the next phase of retrofitting several other courses in need of an update. In this post I will outline a 5-step strategy for retrofitting an existing online course.

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