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ERIC Number: EJ1163873
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-8756-8705
A Toolkit for Web-Based Course Creation and Conversion
Floyd, Kimberly; Hughes, Kimberly; Maydosz, Ann
Rural Special Education Quarterly, v30 n4 p32-39 Dec 2011
Web-based instruction is not a new phenomenon. There are 15-20 years of research and literature to support the effectiveness of web-based instruction. The purpose of this article is to synthesize the research in this field in order to determine which factors are critical to the success of web-based instruction. We created a toolkit to assist instructors in creating web-based instruction. First, we attest that one must be aware of web-based students' performance. Second, social presence should be established through discussion forums and collaborative activities. Third, teacher presence should be moderated. Fourth, web-based courses should base course content in project-based learning activities. Fifth, a web-based instructor must provide optimal feedback. Empirical evidence is cited to support each of the five "tools."
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
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