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Course Design For The Web Based Classroom

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2001 Annual Conference


Albuquerque, New Mexico

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June 24, 2001

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June 24, 2001

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June 27, 2001



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6.309.1 - 6.309.4



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Barbara L. Christe

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The implementation of an asynchronous, four-course certificate program, delivered completely via the web, has required innovative techniques. The design has focused on what must be done to meet the goals of the courses as well as the needs of the students. It has been necessary to rethink traditional instruction methods and try new ideas. Because of this, instructional conventions have been ignored. In this unique educational environment, classes go beyond basic content to facilitate student success. Each semester, the design of the classes is evaluated and revised to reflect both successful and unsatisfactory outcomes. Students who participate in these courses are located throughout the country and access the material anywhere, anytime. Instructors find that class is “never over.” Questions and assignments are submitted all times of the day and, mainly, over weekends. Both students and instructors do not fit traditional college molds. Learning styles vary when content is presented via the web. Inquiry based learning, for both student and educator will be explained. This brings challenges and obstacles, which will be discussed. This paper will present information gathered after ten course offerings. Details will include the current course teaching techniques as well as the revisions they have undergone. Assessment tools employed in this environment will be identified. Information from student surveys, testing and security methods and overall goals of the web-based certificate itself will also be detailed.

Christe, B. L. (2001, June), Course Design For The Web Based Classroom Paper presented at 2001 Annual Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico. 10.18260/1-2--9050

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