eLearning course models and more


There are many flavors of eLearning and leveraging any of them, initially and especially on your own, can be a daunting task. To assist you, the eLearning Office consists of a number of eLearning professionals skilled in the areas of:

  • Program administration and strategy
  • eLearning pedagogy
  • Webpage design and best practice
  • Online tools
  • Media use and development
  • Accessibility

Where to Begin… and Where It Might Lead

Below are the various modes of eLearning listed, in terms of design and development, from the least complex and time-intensive.


Using a Learning Management System (LMS) and/or eLearning tool to support your on-campus instruction

The Center of Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL) explains that “whether you’re teaching fully online, blended, or face-to-face there are tools that can help you actively engage your students and create opportunities for collaboration.” he eLearning Office at the Gies College of Business can help you take the first steps in enhancing your face-to-face teaching and learning experience.

Examples within the Gies College of Business (which leverage the Gies College course site template) include:

      • ACCY 503 – Susan Curtis (Spring 2019)
      • BUS 199 – Gretchen Winter (Spring 2019)
      • BADM 211 – David Guggenheim (Fall 2019)


Using a Learning Management System (LMS) to provide content and activities in advance of your on-campus instruction

According to Talbert (2017), flipped learning [moves] first contact with new concepts to the individual space and using the newly-expanded time in class for students to pursue difficult, higher-level tasks together, with the instructor as a guide.”

Examples within the Gies College of Business, (which leverage the Gies College course site template) include:

      • BADM 323 – Sharon Shavitt (Spring 2018 and Spring 2019)
      • BADM 380 – Candace Martinez (Fall 2018)
      • BUS 201 – Jim Dahl, Elizabeth Luckman, and Tanner Warnick (Fall 2019)
      • FIN 221 – Michael Dyer (Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, and Fall 2019)


Using a Learning Management System (LMS) to replace a portion of on-campus time with online content and activities

This mode involves the “combining face-to-face instruction with online learning and reduced classroom contact” (Dziuban, 2004). This modes, sometimes referred to as “hybrid or mixed-mode courses” describe courses in which “a portion of the traditional face-to-face instruction is replaced by web-based online learning” (UCF).

Examples within the Gies College of Business include:

      • ACCY 593 Bl – Reierson (Fall 2019)
      • BADM 300 – Margaret Wright (Fall 2019)
      • BADM 321 – Shahbaz Gill (Fall 2018 and Fall 2019)


Using a Learning Management System (LMS) to deliver all course content and activities online… in other words, there is no traditional in-class time

The Gies College of Business offers a Business Minor. Students may choose to take courses in the traditional classroom mode or complete the course online. The Minor offers all of the core course and a good number of the electives in an online format. That said, beyond the Minor curriculum, some Gies College of Business faculty have chosen to offer their course online.

Examples within the Gies College of Business (which leveraged the Gies College course site template) include:

      • ACCY 200 – Peter Silhan (Spring 2018, Summer II 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Summer II 2019, Fall 2019)
      • BADM 300 –
      • BADM 590 – Ryan Lamare (Summer II 2017 and Summer II 2018)


CITL. Campus-supported Tools. Retrieved at https://citl.illinois.edu/citl-101/instructional-spaces-technologies/teaching-with-technology

Dziuban, C., Hartman, J., and Moskal P. (2004). EDUCAUSE. Blended Learning. Retrieved at https://library.educause.edu/resources/2004/3/blended-learning

Talbert, R. (2017). Myths and Facts About Flipped Learning. Retrieved at https://er.educause.edu/articles/2017/9/myths-and-facts-about-flipped-learning

UCF. (n. d.). Understanding Blended Learning. Blended Learning Toolkit. Retrieved at https://blended.online.ucf.edu/blendkit-course-blendkit-reader-chapter-1/