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Online Course Development – Where do we start?

, Boston University, United States

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vienna, Austria ISBN 978-1-880094-65-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


Faculty who are charged with adapting their on-campus courses for online delivery face multiple challenges due to their lack of experience with online course design, online interactions, and online technologies. This paper describes the analysis stage of the instructional design model used for online course development in a large university in the United States. Instructor self-assessment, on-campus course analysis, classroom observations of on-campus courses and initial meetings with instructional designers were used to determine faculty preparedness for teaching online and course characteristics before online course design and delivery were initiated.


Kumar, S. (2008). Online Course Development – Where do we start?. In J. Luca & E. Weippl (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2008--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 3440-3444). Vienna, Austria: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved February 22, 2019 from .


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