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Applying Case Study in Preparing to Teach Online Courses in the Higher Education
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, University of Missouri, United States ; , , Tamkang University, Taiwan

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Washington, DC, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-54-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

Online courses are increasing rapidly in the higher education. The faculty who are used to teaching in traditional face-to-face classes might not know how to prepare the material of online courses and solve online students' problems. Kashy, Thoennessen, Albertelli, and Tsai (2000) mentioned that the online learning was used to modify and complement the original course and thus represents and evolution rather than a revolution. Schrum and Benson (2000) presented that a case study approach is an appropriate manner in which to investigate evolving phenomena, particularly in situations in which the participants' understandings of the processes are primary importance. Therefore, case study is an appropriate method to transmit experienced online instructors' to novice online instructors. This study is based on the case method to gather teaching cases from the experienced instructors and applies those cases in online instructors' training.

Citation

Tsai, I.C., Wu, C.H. & Kao, H.F. (2004). Applying Case Study in Preparing to Teach Online Courses in the Higher Education. In J. Nall & R. Robson (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2004--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 2180-2185). Washington, DC, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved February 26, 2020 from .

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