ERIC Number: ED467940
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Dec
Effective Online Teaching--How Far Do the Frameworks Go?
As online learning becomes a mainstream phenomenon in courses with face-to-face components as well as those conducted at a distance, a number of frameworks have emerged to describe the role and attributes of the effective online teacher. Effective teaching and course management skills for rapidly changing environments are one aspect of the requirements. This paper examines some recently developed frameworks for effective online teaching and relates these to published case studies describing a range of courses and situations. The conclusion is that current frameworks provide a general though high-level description of what is involved in effective online teaching. As such, they provide a useful starting point for further analysis of the issues that determine the quality of online courses and teaching. Analysis of the following framework elements in the context of case studies are presented: knowledge of the online process; technical skills of online teaching; online communication and moderation skills; content expertise; confidence and motivation to teach online; contextual influences on success of online learning. This in-depth analysis of teaching and learning issues will provide the basis of guidelines for best practice. It is further noted that frameworks for effective institutional support are equally instrumental in successful implementation. (Contains 33 references.) (Author/MES)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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