ERIC Number: ED444471
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Problems and Practical Solutions of Web-Based Courses: Lessons Learned from Three Educational Institutions.
Miltiadou, Marios; McIsaac, Marina S.
The purpose of this paper is to review problems encountered in World Wide Web-based courses delivered at three different educational institutions (i.e., two community colleges and a university) in the metropolitan Phoenix (Arizona) area. Implications are discussed based on distance education theories of interaction. Interaction is a vital issue to the design of online courses. Further inquiry that sheds light on online students' motivational characteristics and organizational skills is vital in order to empower educators to design instructionally sound courses and students to benefit from them. Results would also aid academic administrators to predict student success with the ultimate possible purpose of lowering attrition rates. Lessons learned are discussed in two areas: technological aspects of online education; and instructional design and course development principles for online courses. (Contains 30 references.) (Author/MES)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Arizona (Phoenix)