ERIC Number: EJ902439
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
University Infrastructural Needs and Decisions in Moving towards Online Delivery Programmes
Hillman, Susan J.; Corkery, Martha G.
Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, v32 n5 p467-474 Nov 2010
Successful transition into an online delivery programme requires several critical considerations. This paper provides insight with respect to initiating a systemic needs assessment from the micro to the macro level for any university moving to the online delivery of a complete programme. Moreover, the following four topics are essential in considering how to reduce the probability of serious issues arising: (1) outsourcing possibilities; (2) changing the culture of isolation within the university; (3) challenging the traditional structure of universities; and, (4) shifting expectations for faculty and the necessity for professional development.
Descriptors: Online Courses, Distance Education, Needs Assessment, College Administration, Universities, Outsourcing, School Culture, Administrative Organization, Faculty Development, College Faculty, Expectation, Program Development, Change
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Maine