Building my online course: The beginning stages

This week I started to build my online course, Fundamentals of Mobile Learning in Education, in the CourseSites LMS. I used the course outline that I developed last week to guide my course design. This week I entered course materials such as the required readings, supplemental resources, and videos. These materials were added to the Classroom link where you will find links to the 5-week content areas. Below is a closer look at the list of the materials that I’ve entered so far for each week of the course including brief descriptions.

Week 1-

Required Readings

  • 1 – 6: Ally, M. (2009). Mobile learning: Transforming the delivery of education and training. Athabasca University Press. ISBN-10: 1897425430. – This book is about the use of mobile learning and its applications, designing mobile learning materials and best practices.
  • Mary Meeker’s Essential 2016 Internet Trends Report – This report full of stats and trends is the fastest way to learn everything thing going on in technology.
  • NMC Horizon Report appropriate to learner’s interests and organization – Annual findings from ongoing research project to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in education.
  • ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2015 – A study by EDUCAUSE that gives insight into technology with regards to students and the changing teaching and learning landscape.

Supplemental Resources


Week 2-

Required Readings


Week 3-

Required Readings


Week 4-

Required Readings

Supplemental Resources

  • US Digital Literacy – A website dedicated to providing many resources focusing on digital literacy.
  • DigitalLiteracy.Gov – A website that provides digital literacy resources and collaboration.


Week 5-

Required Readings


Over the next week I will continue to enter more content in the course and plan to have completed at least 50% of the course by the end of the week. Below is an outline of the next set of materials I plan to add to my course next week.

Outline for Week 3 – Continuing My Course Design

  • Complete the About EDML Fundamentals of Mobile Learning Section
    • Course Introduction
    • Course syllabus
      • Instructor Contact info
      • Course description
      • Learning goals
      • 3-column table
  • Complete the Course Calendar
  • Complete Getting Started section
    • Class Introductions
      • About the Instructor
      • Introduce Yourself
  • Create Discussion Board Forums
    • Introduce Yourself forum with prompt
    • Week 1 & 2 discussion board forum with prompts

Please feel free to self-enroll in my course to see how the design progresses over the next few weeks. Here is an instruction sheet on how to sign up!


Hello! I am currently an eLearning Support Specialist at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. I just completed the Digital Learning and Leading program at Lamar to earn my M. Ed. degree. Thank you for visiting my site!

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One comment on “Building my online course: The beginning stages
  1. […] has been a busy week of working in CourseSites to get the first half of my course, Outline for Week 3, completed. The items that I’ve added this week include the […]


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