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ERIC Number: ED436126
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Pages: 12
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Taking It Online: A Bootstraps Approach.
Sabine, Ginger; Gilley, Daryl
This paper describes the process of creating an online course at the Northwestern Technical Institute (Georgia) using locally produced lessons, supplemental text, threaded discussion groups, online examinations, and student access to a transparent third party URL (Uniform Resource Locator). The course, developed for the Microsoft Office User Specialist Certificate program, takes advantage of transparent access to a third party software vendor to provide software demonstrations for online students. The following phases of course development are described: (1) planning, including identification of considerations and design decisions to help guide the project; (2) design, including organization of competencies that the student will be required to master and creation of various course components (e.g., units of study, learning resources, simulations, production labs, assessment); (3) production, including solving problems related to demonstrating procedures/skills over the World Wide Web, simulating classroom interaction, communicating with students, and dealing with testing/administrative issues; (4) trial; (5) evaluation; and (6) implementation, including lessons learned. A syllabus format for Web-based courses is appended. (Contains 41 references.) (Author/MES)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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