Tuesday, April 20, 2004

Less is More: Designing an Online Course
One of the most common complaints from teachers who get involved in online learning is that it increases workloads, particularly in answering student Emails. This article from a teacher describes an approach he has taken to designing online courses so that it does not increase workloads. There are five useful pointers: teaching experience is helpful, faculty should attend workshops before leaping into the fray, courses should be transformed and not merely transferred, online instructors should move to the side, and students should be assigned a good textbook.

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