Developing an Online Curriculum: Technologies & Techniques by Lynnette R. Porter

By Lynnette R. Porter

Lynnette R. Porter is a author and instructor who has taught on-line, web-enhanced, and on-site periods at a number of universities within the usa. She earned her M.A. in English and technical writing and a Ph.D. in English, with specializations in rhetoric, composition, and technical conversation. Her study pursuits are different, and he or she has awarded convention papers or presently has papers into consideration for a number of foreign expert institutions, together with the Society for Technical conversation, organization of academics of Technical Writing, Asia-Pacific bankruptcy of the organization for the development of Computing in schooling, Australasian Society for desktops in studying in Tertiary schooling, nationwide enterprise and occupation schooling organization, the preferred tradition organization, American Businesswomen's organization, and organization for enterprise conversation. She is an affiliate fellow within the Society for Technical conversation.

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For their educational pursuits to be successful, however, learners must be prepared to work online. Helping learners to use the technologies and structures found in online courses and socializing students to work with others through the Internet are necessary components to success. Effective online curricula include classes or at least modules that help students become acclimated to electronic education. Another benefit to online education is the possibility of working with more learners, teachers, and subject matter experts outside a student’s limited geographic area.

Copying or distributing in print or electronic forms without written permission of Idea Group Inc. is prohibited. CHAPTER 1: FACILITATING THE ONLINE CURRICULUM 11 Pedagogical Concerns—Approaches to Course Design and Constructivism and Behaviorism Teaching methods and strategies have been categorized in many ways, both for teaching and course development. In regard to course development, researchers often argue for a user-centered design, which is based on the ways computer users work with technology.

Teaching Online Teaching adults online is just as, if not more, time-consuming and involving than teaching on site. The teaching experience is just as rewarding and the need for high-quality instruction just as important. When you look at online education that way, maybe there are not as many differences from teaching on site as you would first suspect. Although the materials and teaching methods should be designed for either the in-person or electronic version of a course, the educational philosophy and desire for learners having an effective educational experience are unifying principles for both online and on-site courses.

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