ERIC Number: EJ1144785
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
Universal Course Shell Template Design and Implementation to Enhance Student Outcomes in Online Coursework
Borgemenke, Arthur J.; Holt, William C.; Fish, Wade W.
Quarterly Review of Distance Education, v14 n1 p17-23 2013
Instructors are continually looking for means to improve outcomes for students in online courses. This article examines the instructional design of courses to determine if consistent components implemented in a recently established online master's degree program can produce significant student outcomes. The authors detail the construction and implementation of a universal course shell template in an online master's program. The program faculty perceptions about the success of the universal shell in online courses are discussed. The rationale underpinning the template implementation is examined in light of program faculty and student reflections.
Descriptors: Online Courses, Instructional Design, Masters Programs, Outcomes of Education, Curriculum Implementation, Teacher Attitudes, College Faculty, Models, Course Descriptions, Web Sites, Student Evaluation, Grading, Course Content, Assignments, Multimedia Materials, Computer Mediated Communication, Best Practices
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Texas