ERIC Number: ED425726
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Preparing a Course for Distance Education Delivery.
Pollack, Thomas A.
Duquesne University (Pennsylvania) has committed to the electronic delivery of an MBA (Masters in Business Administration) program to Northern Jiaotong University in Beijing, China. This paper describes the process of preparing a course for electronic delivery, along with related course preparation issues. The university's partnership with University Online Publishing (UOL) and UOL's "virtual campus" courseware are discussed. Component modules of the UOL Course Author's Reference Guide are summarized, including course structure, learning objectives, glossary, syllabus, references, help, test/quiz, and gradebook tools. The following course planning guidelines provided in the UOL Course Author's Reference Guide are listed: (1) determine the appropriate instructional technologies to use in the course; (2) determine the appropriate structure for the course; (3) plan the screens; and (4) author the content of the course. Concerns related to distance education are considered; these include effective organization and packaging of course materials to optimize the learning process, balance between structure and flexibility in curriculum design and course delivery, and evaluation of the distance learner and the distance education program. (AEF)
Descriptors: Authoring Aids (Programming), Business Administration Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Curriculum Development, Distance Education, Educational Planning, Educational Technology, Evaluation Needs, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Instructional Design, Internet, Masters Programs, Material Development, Partnerships in Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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