Year 2021, Volume 22 , Issue 1, Pages 120 - 132 2020-12-31


Ishaq AL-NAABI [1] , Thuwayba AL BARWANI [2] , Salma AL-HUMAIDI [3] , Otherine NEISLER [4]

Guided by Nation and Macalister’s (2010) eight-step language curriculum design model, a 5-week online course was designed to teach critical thinking skills for foundation students at the Arab Open University (Oman). The course was conducted with 11, level two foundation students, after which it was evaluated by the participating students, the course instructor and three course reviewers using three different research instruments (an end-of-course evaluation form, semi-structured interviews and a course evaluation rubric), the analyses from which revealed that most were satisfied with the course design, but some modifications and additions were needed. The reflection on the online course design process along with the course evaluation results led to several amendments to the course design to make it more conducive to online delivery. The study provides course developers with an evidence-based, enhanced online course design model that will help create online courses.
Online course design, online course evaluation, online curriculum, distance learning, critical thinking,, Oman.
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Primary Language en
Subjects Social
Journal Section Articles

Author: Ishaq AL-NAABI (Primary Author)
Institution: English Language Center University of Technology and Applied Sciences Nizwa, OMAN
Country: Oman

Author: Thuwayba AL BARWANI
Institution: College of Education Sultan Qaboos University Muscat, OMAN
Country: Oman

Author: Salma AL-HUMAIDI
Institution: Curriculum and Instruction Department Sultan Qaboos University Muscat, OMAN
Country: Oman

Author: Otherine NEISLER
Institution: Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Sultan Qaboos University Muscat, OMAN
Country: Oman


Application Date : April 11, 2020
Acceptance Date : January 26, 2021
Publication Date : December 31, 2020

APA Al-naabı, I , Al Barwanı, T , Al-humaıdı, S , Neısler, O . (2020). ONLINE COURSE DESIGN: TAKING A RIGHT TURN! . Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education , 22 (1) , 120-132 . DOI: 10.17718/tojde.849892