Putting Everyone and Every Course Online: The Oncourse Environment
WEBNETJ Volume 1, Number 4, ISSN 1522-192X Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Imagine having in place a web enterprise system that dynamically and automatically creates a web environment for all course sections, students and faculty members in the university. By entering the university computing account, a course environment is accessible to the registered students and instructor. Each course environment contains various communication and collaboration tools such as course mail, message board, chat, online testing, grade book, class roster, syllabus, and a suite of online library resources. When the instructor is ready to put contents on his/her class web site, it is only two clicks away from a web browser to logon and publish on an already created class site. Such an enterprise system offers universities and colleges a totally maintenance-free, cost-effective, and easy-to- use solution for putting everyone and every course section online and on the Web (Jafari, 1998). This article elaborates the design and development of the Oncourse project at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) and the system wide implementation of the Oncourse at the Indiana University campuses.
JAFARI, A. (1999). Putting Everyone and Every Course Online: The Oncourse Environment. WebNet Journal: Internet Technologies, Applications & Issues, 1(4), 37-43. Charlottesville, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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