I've not had experience of designing a full course either face to face or online. However, I have delivered lots of one off or 2 sessions training face to face, as well as two sessions online. One thing I've realised this week (and from reflecting about how my online sessions went) is that online teaching seems to require greater input on the part of the lecturer. Whilst I can easily deliver a basic database searching session with very little pre-preparation, except primarily to check that my search example still works, delivering the same session online required more set up - creation of polls withing Adobe Connect. Working out how I could get interaction from the participants. Creating additional Camtasia Vodcasts to demo the individual databases that I couldn't get to work via a live online demo (due to fear of bandwidth collapsing)
There was also the setting up of the Adobe Connect Rooms so that everything was where it was supposed to be in time for my teaching (fortunately someone else did this for me ;-))
The final input was liaising with the students prior to the session, to give them instructions about what they needed for the session, and how to log into the Adobe Connect session (again I had someone to help me with this)
Therefore if I was every planning to run and entire module online - I would need to ensure I'd left plenty of time to prepare everything well before the start of the course.
Having read some of the different learning design models, I ended up using an activity design model to best represent the online teaching I have done thus far. I think that some of the models I would certainly consider using if I were creating a course from scratch as there are some very useful tips - Salmon's e-tivities for example. However what I know I may end up doing is creating my own structure from several different models which suited my need. I would also consider the experience of doing this course and First Steps in Teaching and Learning so that I felt I had the best bits of everything that suited what I was creating.
Would anyone else do this too?