ERIC Number: EJ835781
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
Experience(s) in Creating Distance Learning Texts
Todd, Peter A.
Bioscience Education e-Journal, v10 Article 3 Dec 2007
A combination of factors including longer working hours, emphasis on professional development, and increased access to the Internet have fuelled the current high demand for distance learning options in tertiary biology. Distance learner students come from a heterogeneous pool of ages, backgrounds and abilities and they require choice in how they learn. Many students still prefer to have their learning materials provided in hard copy as opposed to online. These materials are often edited and produced in-house by module tutors who must learn a wide range of new skills. This paper provides suggestions on how to create distance learning module texts based on the experience(s) of the author.
Descriptors: Distance Education, Internet, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Computer Assisted Instruction, Instructional Design, Learning Modules, Biology, Science Education, Science Instruction, Science Teachers, College Science, Science Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Conservation (Environment), Conservation Education, Animals, Textbooks, Graduate Study
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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