Getting Started

An Online Course in a Nutshell (Illinois Online Network, Univ. of Illinois)

This Web site summarizes how an online course comes together in practice.

Selecting Technologies (University of New South Wales Australia)

From the site: “This page helps you choose among various technologies (not just Learning Management Systems) using two approaches: 1) examples of learning outcomes, the kinds of learning activities that could achieve those outcomes, and how those activities could be supported by various learning technologies; 2) examples of the tools you may be interested in using and the types of activities and learning outcomes that are likely to be relevant.”

Key Elements of an Online Program (Illinois Online Network, Univ. of Illinois)

From the site: “Online education is bringing collaborative learning to the forefront and is affecting the way traditional courses are taught as well. Simply defined, online education refers to courses offered via the Internet. The minimum requirement for students to participate in an online course is access to a computer, the Internet, and motivation to succeed in a non-traditional classroom. Online courses provide an excellent method of course delivery unbound by time or location allowing for accessibility to instruction at anytime from anywhere. This Web site describes key elements of a successful online program including sections about: The Students, The Facilitator, The Curriculum, and The Technology”.