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Lessons from the Virtual Classroom: The Realities of Online Teaching, 2nd Edition by Keith Pratt, Rena M. Palloff

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CHAPTER SIX

TEACHING COURSES DEVELOPED BY OTHERS

Increasingly, online distance learning instructors are being asked to deliver a course they did not develop or design. There are several reasons for this trend, but the main one is that institutions are discovering that creating an effective online course requires more than just transferring classroom materials online. Creating high-quality online courses that promote the achievement of learning outcomes is time-consuming and expensive. In addition, larger institutions find that having courses developed individually each term is not a sustainable model as enrollments increase. Some institutions are offering training and incentives for instructors to develop courses. However, once the course is ...

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