Online Course Design – a bibliography

Online Course Design  Laurel Alexander, Education & Training on the Internet: An essential source for students, teachers and education providers, Plymouth: Internet Handbooks, 2000, pp. 192, IBSN 1840253460. Guide to online resources for students and tutors. Exstensive listings of online courses in UK and abroad.

Online Course Design  Tom Boyle, Design for Multimedia Learning, London: Prentice Hall, 1997, pp.240, ISBN 0132422158. Software and media for creating learning programs. Slightly dated now, but sound on basic principles.

Online Course Design  Stephanie Browner, Stephen Pulsford, and Richard Sears, Literature and the Internet: A Guide for Students, Teachers, and Scholars, London/New York: Garland, 2000, pp.191, ISBN 0815334532. Popular guide to resources, techniques, and issues for literary studies classes.

Online Course Design  Alan Clarke, Designing Computer-Based Learning Materials, London: Gower, 2001, pp.196, ISBN 0566083205. Practical design principles – from conception to evaluation.

Online Course Design  Jason Cole & Helen Foster, Using Moodle, Sebastopol: O’Reilly, (second edition) 2007, pp.266, ISBN 059652918X. Clear and straighforward guide to course design using the open source virtual learning environment Moodle.

Online Course Design  Julia Duggleby, How to be an Online Tutor, Hampshire: Gower, 2000, pp.158, ISBN: 0566082470. Simple guidance notes for online tutors and course authors. Suitable for those working on community-based education.

Online Course Design  D. R. Garrison and Terry Anderson, E-Learning in the 21st Century: A Framework for Research and Practice, London: Routledge, 2003, pp.167, ISBN 0415263468. Course design – from planning and authorship, through to evaluation and assessment. Largely theoretical.

Online Course Design Duncan Grey, The Internet in School, London: Cassell, 1999, pp.155, ISBN: 0304705314. Guide to equipment, policies, and resources for teachers.

Online Course Design  Irene Hammerich and Claire Harrison, Developing Online Content: the Principles of Writing and Editing for the Web, New York: John Wiley, 2002, pp.384, ISBN 0471146110. The principles of writing and editing for the Web.

Online Course Design Reza Hazemi, Stephen Hailes, and Steve Wilbur (eds) The Digital University: Reinventing the Academy, London: Springer Verlag, 1998, pp.307, ISBN 1852330031. Academic essays on the e-Learning revolution.

Online Course Design   Silvina P. Hillar, Moodle 1.9 English Teacher’s Cookbook, Birmingham: Pakt Publishing, 2010, pp.207, ISBN: 1849510881


Online Course Design  William K. Horton, Designing Web-Based Training : How to Teach Anyone Anything Anywhere Anytime, John Wiley & Sons, 2000, pp.640, ISBN: 047135614X. Best-selling guide to all aspects of instructional design and writing for web-based training materials. Highly recommended.

Online Course Design  Bob Hughes, Dust or Magic: Secrets of Successful Multimedia Design, London: Addison-Wesley, 2000, pp.264, ISBN 0201360713. Amusing and thought-provoking study of working on multimedia projects – from web design to CD-ROM and interactive video.

Online Course Design  William W. Lee and Diana L. Owens, Multimedia-Based Instructional Design, San Fransisco (CA): Jossey-Bass, 2000, pp.357, ISBN 0787951595.

Online Course Design  Roger Lewis and Quentin Whitlock, How to Plan and Manage an E-learning Programme, London: Gower,2003,pp.185,ISBN 0566084244. Practical step-by-step guide to planning, designing, and managing online learning courses – will apeal in particular to managers and administrators.

Online Course Design  Patrick J. Lynch and Sarah Horton, Web Style Guide, New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999, pp.164, ISBN: 0300076754. Excellent web site design guide. Originally written for medical students at Yale. Concentrates on design principles and navigation.

Online Course DesignMarguerita McVay Lynch, The Online Educator: A guide to creating the virtual classroom, New York/London: Routledge, 2002, pp.170, ISBN: 0415244226. Complete guide to designing and teaching online courses. Recommended.

Online Course Design  Robin Mason and Frank Rennie, eLearning: the key concepts, London: Routledge, 2006, pp.158, ISBN 0415373077

Online Course Design  Jakob Nielsen, Designing Web Usability: The Practice of Simplicity, Indiananapolis (Ind): New Riders, 2000, pp.420, ISBN: 156205810X. Nielsen puts speed and simplicity of access above all else in this tutorial on Web site design which pulls no punches. Fully illustrated with good and bad examples. Recommended.

Online Course Design  Jakob Nielsen and Marie Tahir, Homepage Usability: 50 websites deconstructed, Indiananapolis, (Ind): New Riders, 2002, pp.315, ISBN: 073571102X. Neilsen shows the strengths and weaknesses of famous web sites – and offers his own makeovers of their home pages.

Online Course Design  Jonathan and Lisa Price, Hot Text: Web Writing that Works, Indianapolis (IN): New Riders, 2002, pp.507, ISBN 0735711518. Professional-level manual on how to write, structure, and edit information for the Web. Highly recommended.

Online Course Design  Roy Rada, Understanding Virtual Universities, Bristol: Intellect, 2001, pp.122, ISBN 1841500526. Course design and construction for online learning.

Online Course Design  William H. Rice IV, Moodle Teaching Techniques, Birmingham UK: Pakt, 2007, pp.172, ISBN 184719284X

Online Course Design  William H. Rice, Moodle: E-Learning Course Development, Packt Publishing: Birmingham, 2006, pp.236, ISBN 1904811299.

Online Course Design  William H. Rice, Moodle 1.9 Teaching Techniques, Packt Publishing: Birmingham, 2010, pp.200, ISBN 1904811657.

Online Course Design  Karen Schriver, Dynamics in Document Design, New York (NY): John Wiley and Sons, 1997, ISBN: 0471306363. Wide-ranging academic and practical study in design theory and applications – with arguments for professionalism in design.

Online Course Design  Patti Shank (ed) the Online Learning idea book, San Francisco: John Wiley, 2007, pp.354, ISBN 0787981680

Online Course Design Jeff Stanford, Moodle 1.9 for Second Language Teaching, Birmingham: Packt, 2009, pp.505, ISBN 1847196241

Online Course Design  John Whalley, Theresa Welch, Lee Williamson, E-Learning in FE, London: Continuum, 2006, pp.118, ISBN 0826488625

© Roy Johnson 2009

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