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This acts as a guidebook for lecturers and directors as they appear for help with their on-line education schemes. It bargains educating feedback for every thing from direction improvement to time administration and group construction. The booklet is designed to supply info to aid academics paintings extra successfully with on-line instruments, enhance path fabrics for current on-line classes, paintings with the web as a medium of schooling and entire day-by-day actions - comparable to comparing assignments, lecturing and speaking with scholars extra simply. directors also are given help of their efforts to recruit, teach, and hold on-line lecturers, allocate assets for on-line schooling and review on-line fabrics for merchandising and tenure.

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Maintaining and expanding programs necessitates further resources. S. They likened teaching an online course to traveling west in a Conestoga wagon. Both activities were fraught Copyright © 2004, Idea Group Inc. Copying or distributing in print or electronic forms without written permission of Idea Group Inc. is prohibited. CHAPTER 2: ADDING A COURSE TO THE CURRICULUM 35 with dangers, but railroad building was certainly a more demanding, intricate process. Developing an online curriculum is certainly possible; many institutions have done so quite well.

Throughout the online curriculum, as students progress within a course and from course to course, a variety of experiences must be provided to stimulate students’ higher-order mental processes (Aguilera, Fernandez, & Fitz-Gerald, 2002). As Aguilera, Fernandez, and Fitz-Gerald (2002) noted, there may be gaps in what students know, or wide variation among learners in a class as to what they know. A blend of behaviorist and constructivist approaches should be used to prepare students to complete an activity appropriately, but not to reveal the point of the activity.

They should clearly express themselves in person, print, and presentation. A wellrounded educational curriculum does encourage learners to practice skills, but it also provides ways for learners to develop an understanding of Copyright © 2004, Idea Group Inc. Copying or distributing in print or electronic forms without written permission of Idea Group Inc. is prohibited. 18 PORTER subjects and to express their ideas effectively. Individual courses within the online curriculum should then be building blocks toward this intellectual development.

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