ERIC Number: ED479882
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-May
Making the Transition to Teaching Online: Strategies and Methods for the First-Time, Online Instructor.
This paper discusses the changes in instruction needed to make the transition to teaching an online course. It discusses both traditional and alternative teaching methods a first-time online instructor might choose to use. The advantages and disadvantages of online courses are explored through a review of the literature, and ways in which online instruction differs from traditional instruction are discussed with reference to course guidelines, student interaction, the role of the instructor, and the process of evaluation. Some alternative approaches that may be useful in online teaching are asynchronous (time independent) text-based discussion, collaboration, problem-based learning, and approaches based on the constructivist paradigm. (Contains 41 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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