Volume 14, Number 3

Multimodal Course Design and Implementation using LEML and LMS for Instructional Alignment


Mathieu K. Kourouma1, Ratana Warren1, Lynette Jackson1, Deidra S. Atkins-Ball1 and Raven Dora2, 1Southern University and A&M College, USA, 2Baton Rouge Community College, USA


Traditionally, teaching has been centered around classroom delivery. However, the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic has cultivated usage of technology, teaching, and learning methodologies for course delivery. We investigate and describe different modes of course delivery that maintain the integrity of teaching and learning. This paper answers to the research questions: 1) What course delivery method our academic institutions use and why? 2) How can instructors validate the guidelines of the institutions? 3) How courses should be taught to provide student learning outcomes? Using the Learning Environment Modeling Language (LEML), we investigate the design and implementation of courses for delivery in the following environments: face-to-face, online synchronous, asynchronous, hybrid, and hyflex. A good course design and implementation are key components of instructional alignment. Furthermore, we demonstrate how to design, implement, and deliver courses in synchronous, asynchronous, and hybrid modes and describe our proposed enhancements to LEML.


Face-to-Face, Synchronous, Asynchronous, HyFlex, Hybrid, LEML, LMS, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Moodle, Canvas, Southern University and A&M College, Southern University at Baton Rouge (SUBR), Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC).