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ERIC Number: ED437027
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
How To Design a Virtual Classroom: 10 Easy Steps To Follow!
Hsu, Sam; Marques, Oge; Hamza, M. Khalid; Alhalabi, Bassem
Despite the ever-increasing number of higher education institutions offering online courses, there are still a lot of controversial debates and a strong sense of confusion about how well the concept of Web-based distance learning is being implemented. This paper summarizes the 10 primary steps toward the assessment, planning, design, implementation, and maintenance of a successful virtual classroom. Benefits and drawbacks of a Web-based classroom are first outlined, followed by these 10 steps: (1) Assess the needs and the necessary conditions to satisfy them; (2) Estimate the development cost, effort, and implications; (3) Plan the virtual classroom; (4) Design the virtual classroom; (5) Prepare and distribute contents; (6) Enable communication; (7) Implement online student assessment methods; (8) Implement class management procedures; (9) Set up the system; and (10) Maintain and update the virtual classroom. (AEF)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A