The Design and Delivery of Effective Web-Based Instruction: An Analysis of Faculty Concerns

February 9, 2004

A new approach to higher education is sweeping across the nation. Faculty and students are embracing online learning in large and rapidly increasing numbers. Online learning is a computer mediated approach to teaching and learning. It can involve text placed in a Web site, email, chat rooms, bulletin boards, streaming video, etc. Some of these aspects are asynchronous while others (e.g., chat rooms) are synchronous. A faculty member and student who have access to a computer, with a modem and a connection to the Internet, have the basic technology needed to interact in this relatively new educational environment.

Read the Full Story