The Team Approach: A Paradigm Shift for Designing Successful Online Courses NERCOMP 2005 College for Lifelong Learning, Manchester, NH
Presented by… • Reta Chaffee • Instructional Technology Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org • Caroline McAlpine • Instructional Designer email@example.com Copyright Reta Chaffee & Caroline McAlpine, 2005. This work is the intellectual property of the author. Permission is granted for this material to be shared for non-commercial, educational purposes, provided that this copyright statement appears on the reproduced materials and notice is given that the copying is by permission of the author. To disseminate otherwise or to republish requires written permission from the author.
Challenges... • Faculty are accustomed to working independently • Online teaching strategies are not the same as in class strategies • Faculty are isolated in developing courses • Learners are new to online environment • Courses need to be developed in set timeframe • College needs to maintain level of consistency and quality
What we have learned…. • Quality of courses improves with team approach • Faculty are willing to work as team in developing course when introduced to the concept early • Students are satisfied with learning experience (93% would take another online course) • A virtual learning community needs to be fostered
Resources • College for Lifelong Learning: • Introduction to Learning Online http://webct.cll.edu:8901/public/LOL • OIC Website http://cll.edu/online (see menu for Learner’s Guide) • Sample NERCOMP site: http://webct.cll.edu:8901/public/NERCOMP • Illinois Online Network http://www.ion.illinois.edu/resources • The Technology Source (Peer-reviewed periodical assisting faculty to face challenge of integrating technology) http://ts.mivu.org
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