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Assessing Effective Strategies and Design in Online Learning
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, Cal State University San Marcos, United States ; , Solana Beach School District, United States ; , Cal State University San Marcos, United States

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Vancouver, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-76-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

The importance of effective course design elements was measured through perceptions of students who had participated in fully online courses. Results confirm that building community in an online course is essential and there are three critical support design components. The first is the role of the instructor, the second is the use of discussions to provide a forum for participant collaboration and interaction, and the third is group work. There was evidence that students who had experienced synchronous communication in an online course valued its relevance more that those who had not. It was also noted that effective design elements align with recently published standards for quality design principles for online learning.

Citation

Hayden, K., McNamara, K. & Kane, D. (2009). Assessing Effective Strategies and Design in Online Learning. In T. Bastiaens, J. Dron & C. Xin (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2009--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 2660-2667). Vancouver, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved May 21, 2019 from .

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