ERIC Number: EJ725536
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jun-22
Reference Count: N/A
Advantages and Challenges of Teaching in an Electronic Environment: The Accommodate Model
Coyner, Sandy C.; McCann, Peggy L.
International Journal of Instructional Media, v31 n3 p223 Sum 2004
The explosion of technology as a tool for teaching and learning has provided many opportunities for educators to participate in web-enhanced and web-based electronic classrooms. Further, distributed learning has provided learners with multiple access to course material in postsecondary education. While effective teaching strategies transfer to an electronic environment, there may be additional considerations when managing or designing an online or enhanced course. During the Spring 2001 semester, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, began the process of redesigning and developing the Certificate in Postsecondary Teaching program to be available in various modes of delivery: traditional classroom based with web-enhancement, two-way video conferencing with web-enhancement, and web-based. For the purpose of this study, four of the seven courses within the Postsecondary Teaching Certificate program were identified for analysis. The selection of these four courses was based on the cyclical schedule for delivery, their sequential relationship, and the participation of the subject matter expert.
Descriptors: Program Development, Web Based Instruction, Course Content, Curriculum Design, Educational Technology, Teacher Certification, Curriculum Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio