Proposal Abstract

This session examines what factors seem to make the difference when research favors online instruction as the media alternative to traditional teaching modalities (Zhao, Let, Yan, &Tan, 2005). The scholarship and reviews about the power of online learning will begin the session, providing a framework for examining scholarship, theory, and results. Discussion will focus on a short list of factors identified from research studies. These will be compared to online learning standards. A case example will provide a springboard for discussion and more examples of factors of integrated course design, learning goals and activities, and feedback and assessment (Fink, 2007) that account for the success of online learning.

Location

Room 2911

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

 
Mar 12th, 10:00 AM Mar 12th, 10:45 AM

The Power of Course Design

Room 2911

This session examines what factors seem to make the difference when research favors online instruction as the media alternative to traditional teaching modalities (Zhao, Let, Yan, &Tan, 2005). The scholarship and reviews about the power of online learning will begin the session, providing a framework for examining scholarship, theory, and results. Discussion will focus on a short list of factors identified from research studies. These will be compared to online learning standards. A case example will provide a springboard for discussion and more examples of factors of integrated course design, learning goals and activities, and feedback and assessment (Fink, 2007) that account for the success of online learning.