ERIC Number: ED444476
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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An Overview of Online Educational Delivery Applications.
Marsh, George E., II; Price, Barrie Jo; McFadden, Anna C.
This paper is a report on the types of online delivery applications used in institutions of higher education (IHEs) to develop and implement World Wide Web-based courses. Many IHEs are grappling with ways to implement and manage online instruction by using local personnel and resources, purchasing some components of management, or outsourcing distance education entirely. While each institution will make decisions that meet its unique needs, it is important to know about the range of possibilities available to university administrators today. The major problems confronting IHEs are twofold: the lack of technical skill among faculty members to convert their courses into online formats; and the need to support and manage distance education. The paper provides an overview of popular online educational delivery applications from the following commercial vendors: Blackboard, Collegis, Complete On-Line Teaching Systems (COLTS), Convene, Creator, e-College, e-Education, Embanet, MadDuck Technologies, SocratEase, WBT Systems, and WebCT. Evaluation criteria for online delivery applications are listed. (Author/MES)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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