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By consul ·
Greetings!

I am teaching in a university and I am thinking of a possibility of exposing my students to the world of online courses. I am planning to propose holding a class online. I will just meet my class on the first meeting, orient them of the requirements and then that's it -- all lessons and discussions, including the tests will be done online. All communications will be via email.

Do you have some suggestions on how to effectively do this?

I am also anticipating some objectionsfrom my immediate superior. Any valid argument to support my proposal?

Thanks.

Sincerely,

Allan S. Hugo, Ch.E.
http://www.geocities.com/che_comp/

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Online Courses - Solution

by tsargent In reply to Online Course Creation

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Is not only a Technology Issue

by Jorge Valdes In reply to Online Courses - Solution

Hi:

I think distance learning and online courses are not only a technoly issue.

I think not all people are prepared for this cultural change, we have experience some kind of resistance not only in Top Management but in students too.

One way to address this is to introduce this modality step by step, mixing traditional lessons with virtual lessons. With this you will be able to reduce resitance and introduce this new way of collaboration.

So you may have to plan your course using both modalities and which of all techonologies available on the market shall you use.

You can visit the page of Learningspace (www.lotus.com/home.nsf/welcome/learnspace), which is a product from Lotus that may give you some ideas on the subect. Another goodone on this concept is:
www.smartforce.com

Best Regards

Jorge Valdes
IT Practice Manager
Grupo Nacional Provincial

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Lots of problems

by jdmercha In reply to Online Course Creation

I support online courses at a University. There are a lot of problems associated with online courses. As long as you are aware of the problems and have a plan to deal with them, you'll be OK. But still, an online course is a lot of work to develop. The benefits don't arise until you offer the course a 2nd or 3rd time. Then it's not so much of an effort.

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