ERIC Number: ED504238
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb-14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
The Conversion of Traditional Course Material to the Online Learning Format
Nelson, Erik T.
This paper examines the differences that exist between the traditional face-to-face classroom and the online courseroom. Instructors should begin by identifying the epistemological foundation for the course conversion process. During the instructional design phase, courses can be developed from a team approach or by the instructor alone. Issues of communication and collaboration must be addressed as students will not meet face-to-face. Alternate or authentic forms of assessment should be planned to minimize concerns of academic honesty. Considering the differences between the two delivery methods, faculty development is integral for the course conversion process. The course conversion process can be divided into three phases: vision and planning, implementation, and evaluation.
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Online Courses, Faculty Development, Teaching Methods, Distance Education, Virtual Classrooms, Conventional Instruction, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Computer Mediated Communication, Evaluation Methods, Educational Assessment, Asynchronous Communication, Synchronous Communication, College Instruction, Guidelines
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A