ERIC Number: EJ1108744
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Abstractor: As Provided
Selected Distance Education Disaster Planning Lessons Learned from Hurricane Katrina
McLennan, Kay L.
Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, v9 n4 Win 2006
This paper details one institution's experience developing post disaster online instructional capability without access to the institution's courseware platform and help desk services. In turn, the post disaster distance education lessons learned include the possible need for all institutions to: prearrange an interruption of service agreement with courseware providers for emergency alternative platform capability; add simple course site administrator instructions to the mandated/recommended training for online instructors; evaluate the need for decentralizing courseware platform administration capabilities; and remind online instructors to keep (and/or evacuate with) copies of any teaching materials they would need to recreate their e-learning course sites.
Descriptors: Distance Education, Lesson Plans, Natural Disasters, Courseware, Online Courses, Computer System Design, Instructional Development, Emergency Programs
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Louisiana
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