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The Challenge of Developing On-Line Courses [microform] / Philip J. Auter and Michael S. Hanna
Bib ID 5605168
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Auter, Philip J
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Description [S.l.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1996 
14 p. 

Many challenges face the communication instructor wishing to use the Internet, the World Wide Web, and other on-line resources in the classroom; most common are questions of faculty support, facilities limitations, and student limitations. While some members of communication departments may speak glowingly about the future of the on-line classroom, few recognize the level of work involved in creating, updating, and maintaining it. The instructor must additionally become engineer, computer scientist, and lab technician. Some colleagues resist, some academics and administrators have difficulty justifying the high costs, and course maintenance becomes a problem because of the labor-intensive preparations and increased exposure to the students. Available facilities are often inadequate. Limitations regarding students include increased course costs, and coordination and control over students losing sight of course goals. To include use of the Internet in an otherwise regularly designed course presents a struggle for the professor. A course developed about the Internet to provide help would logically contain a small hands-on, on-line component and require the instructor to perform limited course design preparations. Professors who do not invest the time in course development and modification now will be in little demand for the communication programs of tomorrow. (Contains a sample course description and lists of on-line resources, tutors, and development resources.) (CR)


ERIC Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (82nd, San Diego, CA, November 23-26, 1996).

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Classroom Techniques.  |  Computer Assisted Instruction.  |  Futures (of Society)  |  Higher Education.  |  Internet.  |  Learner Controlled Instruction.  |  Mass Media.  |  Online Courses.  |  Online Systems.  |  Speech Communication.  |  Teacher Attitudes.
Form/genre Opinion Papers.  |  Speeches/Meeting Papers.
Other authors/contributors Hanna, Michael S., author
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