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ERIC Number: ED455811
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Oct
Pages: 3
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Simplify Web Development for Faculty and Promote Instructional Design.
Pedersen, David C.
Faculty members are often overwhelmed with the prospect of implementing Web-based instruction. In an effort to simplify the process and incorporate some basic instructional design elements, the Educational Technology Team at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University created a course template for WebCT. Utilizing rapid prototyping, the template incorporates a standardized user interface tested by students and faculty, institutional branding, structured organization, page starter templates, and online support materials. Faculty development in the use of Web-based instruction is always a challenge. That challenge is multiplied exponentially when those faculty members are widely disbursed geographically. Embry Riddle Aeronautical University is unique note only in its aviation emphasis, but also in its worldwide educational presence. This paper discusses the implementation of a course template to help simplify the Web development process for faculty and the corresponding training issues for the Educational Technology Team. The paper concludes that overall, the experience of working with faculty to improve their use of technology in the classroom has been positive. Within one year, the entire department has established a Web presence and nearly half have moved onto the more advanced usage of technology over the Internet. (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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