Selected Distance Education Disaster Planning Lessons Learned from Hurricane Katrina
Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration Volume 9, Number 4, ISSN 1556-3847
This paper details one institution's experience developing post disaster online instructional capability without access to the institution's courseware platform and help desk services. In turn, the post disaster distance education lessons learned include the possible need for all institutions to: prearrange an interruption of service agreement with courseware providers for emergency alternative platform capability; add simple course site administrator instructions to the mandated/recommended training for online instructors; evaluate the need for decentralizing courseware platform administration capabilities; and remind online instructors to keep (and/or evacuate with) copies of any teaching materials they would need to recreate their e-learning course sites.
McLennan, K.L. (2006). Selected Distance Education Disaster Planning Lessons Learned from Hurricane Katrina. Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 9(4),.