Design Matters: Development and Validation of the Online Course Design Elements (OCDE) Instrument

The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

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Title Design Matters: Development and Validation of the Online Course Design Elements (OCDE) Instrument
 
Creator Martin, Florence
Bolliger, Doris U.
Flowers, Claudia
 
Subject online course design
design elements
instrument validation
confirmatory factor analysis
structural equation model
 
Description Course design is critical to online student engagement and retention. This study focused on the development and validation of an online course design elements (OCDE) instrument with 38 Likert-type scale items in five subscales: (a) overview, (b) content presentation, (c) interaction and communication, (d) assessment and evaluation, and (e) learner support. The validation process included implementation with 222 online instructors and instructional designers in higher education. Three models were evaluated which included a one-factor model, five-factor model, and higher-order model. The five-factor and higher-order models aligned with the development of the OCDE. The frequency of use of OCDE items was rated above the mean 4.0 except for two items on collaboration and self-assessment. The overall OCDE score was related to self-reported levels of expertise but not with years of experience. The findings have implications for the use of this instrument with online instructors and instructional designers in the design of online courses.
 
Publisher Athabasca University Press
 
Date 2021-01-18
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed, double-blind
 
Format text/html
application/epub+zip
application/pdf
 
Identifier http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/5187
10.19173/irrodl.v22i2.5187
 
Source The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning; Vol. 22 No. 2 (2021); 46-71
1492-3831
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/5187/5504
http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/5187/5518
http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/5187/5519
 
Rights http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
 

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