Online Workshop with Dr. Thomas Reeves [FREE to AECT Members]

You’re Invited!

The Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) and Wiley Learning Institute invite you to participate in a 90-minute, online workshop on effective online learning, led by conference keynote speaker Dr. Thomas C. Reeves. This event is offered to AECT members free of charge. We hope you’ll be able to join us for this interactive workshop!


Alignment: The Key to Effective Online Learning
Presented by: Dr. Thomas C. Reeves
University of Georgia
Monday, November 11, 2013  |  1:00pm – 2:30pm Eastern

Regardless of whether a course is taking place in a face-to-face context, totally online, or in a blended format, alignment is essential to effective teaching and learning. Alignment, however, is a more complex problem than just matching objectives with learning assessment strategies. There are at least seven critical components of any learning environment that must be carefully aligned:

  • Objectives
  • Content
  • Model of instruction
  • Learner tasks
  • Instructor roles
  • Technology roles
  • Assessment

Misalignment of these components partially explains why so many learners drop out of online learning courses or fail to achieve meaningful learning outcomes in them. Seeking to optimize the alignment of these seven critical components is essential during the design and development of online learning courses.

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