Designing and Evaluating e-Learning in Higher Education: A Review and Recommendations
In the past decade, there has been tremendous growth in the availability of college and university courses taught entirely online. This paper reviews issues that impact the effectiveness of such electronic courses. The paper first address design and delivery issues for online courses. The paper then presents a framework for addressing the institutional, technological, and student issues that should be simultaneously addressed in order for online courses to be effective. The paper also makes recommendations concerning how to evaluate the effectiveness of online courses, and then discuss major constraints that can limit the effectiveness of such courses.