Transferring Your Passion for Teaching to the Online Environment: A Five Step Instructional Development Model

October 30, 2001

An instructor’s quest to express her personality and passion for teaching in an online course, without compromising academic rigor, led to the creation of a five-step instructional development model. This article describes the process from inception to assessment in the context of an online Histology course and provides a guide for others considering developing online science courses. The instructor’s perceptions are validated by data from student evaluations.