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Most likely, everyone reading this column in Distance Learning journal has been asked how to quickly develop an online course, or tasked to actually redesign a course for online delivery. For those who have taught and learned in the world of distance education this process is easy, straightforward, even if time-consuming. One issue for new online designers or instructors is that much of the process for converting a traditional course to an online one is not intuitive, and in some respects is counterintuitive. For example, the idea of chunking instruction into single concept building blocks is an example of an organization strategy for online courses that may not be understood by the traditional teacher most comfortable giving a 50-minute lectures.
Simonson, Michael, "And Finally A Baker’s Dozen Ideas for Creating an Online Course" (2020). Faculty Articles. 506.
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