Aids and Cautions in Planning, Developing, and Delivering Online Instruction in Higher Education
Innovate: Journal of Online Education Volume 1, Number 4, ISSN 1552-3233
Currently, less technically oriented faculty members have felt pressure to become more actively involved in the online efforts of their institutions. Many of these faculty members have never before produced or offered a totally online course and find the prospect of doing so intimidating. The purpose of this article is to present some aids and cautions for first-time developers of online courses. The advice in this article comes from the experiences of four professors who have developed and are currently teaching completely online courses for both undergraduate and graduate students, including a required undergraduate technology course that enrolls more than 200 students each semester. The institution that offers these courses provides very little technical support for such activities. Specific pedagogical or design issues are beyond the scope of this article; the authors focus on pragmatic suggestions for first-time online course developers and hope that these suggestions will apply across a wide range of technical and pedagogical contexts. (Contains 3 exhibits.)
Maddux, C., Cummings, R., Liu, L. & Newman, J. (2005). Aids and Cautions in Planning, Developing, and Delivering Online Instruction in Higher Education. Innovate: Journal of Online Education, 1(4),.