CEC Faculty Articles

Title

From the Desk of the Executive Editor: Structured Collaboration

Document Type

Editorial

Date

Spring 4-1-2015

Publication Title

Journal of Applied Learning Technology

ISSN or ISBN

2160-0953

Volume

5

Issue

2

First Page

3

Last Page

4

Description

During my community college teaching years (1997-1985), I learned something important about course development. The curriculum and instruction for the first iteration of a course was my best guess using design and development skills and the best textbook I could find. Syllabi were much shorter then and classes were all campus-based. It was acceptable to modify the syllabus during the term; requirements could be made lighter but not heavier. Preparation for the second term was much easier, just modification based upon first experience. The third term had all the bugs addressed and by the fourth, tedium was beginning to set in and it was time to pass the course along to someone else.

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