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Building Quality Online Courses: Online Course Development Partnership and Model

Building Quality Online Courses: Online Course Development Partnership and Model
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Author(s): Veronica Outlaw (University of South Carolina – Aiken, USA), Margaret L. Rice (The University of Alabama, USA) and Vivian H. Wright (The University of Alabama, USA)
Copyright: 2017
Pages: 23
Source title: Handbook of Research on Building, Growing, and Sustaining Quality E-Learning Programs
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Kaye Shelton (Lamar University, USA) and Karen Pedersen (Online Learning Consortium, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0877-9.ch015

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Abstract

The authors have personally experienced the burdens of creating online courses without the assistance of trained instructional designers. Many faculty are employed in conditions where they develop online courses without the proper knowledge and training of many essential aspects that should accompany the development of an online course (e.g., design, development, learning styles, copyright, design principles, accessibility, incorporating technology, and technical skills) (Singleton et al., 2013; Speck, 2000; Wickersham et al., 2007). The authors propose and describe the use of a detailed online course development and delivery model (Outlaw & Rice, 2015) that was created to provide distance education units with a systematic approach to course development. The proposed model nourishes the partnerships between faculty and designers to improve the quality of online courses, while providing the support faculty need to successfully create online courses. The authors discuss a model that provides consistency in efforts to create efficient workflows to develop online courses.

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