Strategies for Successful E-Learning
Stephen Rodriguez, TAMUCC, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Charleston, SC, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-67-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Online learning provides an ever expanding means of delivering instruction to learners who are remote from an actual college campus. In 2005, nearly 32.2 million students took at least one online course (Lin, Lin, & Laffey, 2008). While many university instructors have developed skills to deliver such courses through training or on-the-job experience, the quality and relative success of these courses is not guaranteed. In addition, experience suggests that many university faculty are either just starting to develop online courses or have not begun the endeavor at all. Grounded in current literature, the purpose of this paper is to provide guidance to fledgling online course developers on specific strategies they may employ to increase the likelihood of successful course development. In addition, some current process models for online course development are discussed. The discussion also briefly considers a limited amount of related research.
Rodriguez, S. (2009). Strategies for Successful E-Learning. In I. Gibson, R. Weber, K. McFerrin, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2009--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 498-502). Charleston, SC, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).