ERIC Number: ED464957
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
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Designing Online Instruction: Analyzing the Process, Product, and Implementation.
Borthwick, Arlene C.; Cassity, Constance L.; Zilla, Kate E.
This study examined the initial transition to an online learning environment by college of education faculty and staff at a university in the Chicago, Illinois, area. Using a case study approach, the planning, development, and implementation of a new online course were explored, collecting data to document the process, outcomes, and reflections of the three faculty members and the individual responsible for technical support. The analysis reveals several overarching themes about the implementation of online courses. If possible, faculty who create online courses should have some experience with online instruction. It is also important to develop a course with thoughtful planning and problem solving, and to choose courses that are appropriate for online instruction. Linkage of online components, consideration of needed support, issues of instructional design, and requirements for faculty training and experience must be considered. Two appendixes contain interview questions and follow-up questions. (Contains 2 tables and 15 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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