Monday, May 19, 2008

Best Practices in Online Learning - Sites

The following are some sites relating to Best Practices in Online Learning.

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Standards for Online Courses

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I found that the Tennessee Board of Regents has developed some templates and standard expectations for courses that are delivered online.

Of note is that faculty are expected to become proficient in Microsoft Frontpage in order to develop HTML content for courses.

The standards begin at:

It also appears that online courses require a "proposal" mechanism in which faculty must list the course information and also information about their own training and skills related to online technologies.

Expectations of online faculty are listed at:

These are the types of standards which I believe support the success of online course designs which lead to the success of students in online courses.