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Examples of Online and Blended-Learning Courses Developed Through The DL Program

Below are some examples of courses developed through the DL Program. These examples are just snippets from entire courses/presentations. As you'll see, different types of instructional technology can be used to create effective, user-friendly, stand-alone and blended learning courses. For more information on how OED can help you design, develop, and deliver an exceptional learning experience for USGS employees, contact Tj Lane at or 303-445-4677.

  • Motorboat Operator Certification Course (MOCC):
    • This course is a blended learning course. It consists of an on-line, prerequisite online module, followed by an instructor-led, 24-hour, practicals course.
    • This is a fairly complex course as it has several videos, Flash® animations, and prerequisite DL module will take approximately 6-8 hours to complete.
    • For this course, Tj (DL Program Lead) attended a 5 day traditional MOCC course and took massive amounts of videos and pictures of students and instructors performing exercises and demonstrations.
  • Bear Spray--Training for Defense Against Dangerous Animals:
  • Water-Quality Principles -- Lesson 3:
    • This is an undergraduate course in water-quality principles.
    • It is quite comprehensive. This course is considered blended learning because it consists of on-line lessons, but is also facilitated by instructors. Students will have pre-lesson reading assignments, assignments to be emailed to facilitators, 13 on-line lessons, and a final proposal project to be done by the student to the facilitator via webinar.
    • The duration of the course is 1 month (40-60 hours).
    • This course prepares anyone who works with water-quality with a sound foundation in water-quality principles.
  • Streamflow Measurements with ADCPs (SW1321) Prerequisite Course:
  • Surface-Water Procedures and Policies (SW1660):
  • Procedures for Running Levels at Gaging Stations (SW1683)

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