What Works in Online Courses
"What Works" is the result of an instructional design workshop aimed at identifying issues that affect online instructors when developing or delivering online courses. This resource introduces best practices for developing online courses, and recommends course design strategies that address the issues and complications of online learning. "What Works" suggests practical dos and don'ts in the areas of course design, class discussions, course lectures, learning activities, course pacing, orientation, and grades and assessments. A list of alternatives to lecturing presents 50 instructional techniques for a student-centered, participatory approach to teaching and learning.
Keywords: instructional design, online learning, design strategies, e-learning, distance education, instructional methods, SLN, SUNY Learning Network
Focus Area: Teaching and Learning
Scope: Global
Resource Type: Publications
Entry Date: April 28, 2002