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ERIC Number: EJ1151185
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Sep
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0047-2395
Issues and Challenges for Teaching Successful Online Courses in Higher Education: A Literature Review
Kebritchi, Mansureh; Lipschuetz, Angie; Santiague, Lilia
Journal of Educational Technology Systems, v46 n1 p4-29 Sep 2017
Online education changes all components of teaching and learning in higher education. Many empirical studies have been conducted to examine issues in delivering online courses; however, few have synthesized prior studies and provided an overview on issues in online courses. A review of literature using Cooper's framework was conducted to identify such issues. Three major categories of findings were identified: issues related to online learners, instructors, and content development. Learners' issues included learners' expectations, readiness, identity, and participation in online courses. Instructors' issues included changing faculty roles, transitioning from face-to-face to online, time management, and teaching styles. Content issues included the role of instructors in content development, integration of multimedia in content, role of instructional strategies in content development, and considerations for content development. To address these challenges in online education, higher education institutions need to provide professional development for instructors, trainings for learners, and technical support for content development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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