Online learning is a significant aspect of higher education today, with an ever increasing number of programs offering distance education. The evidence related to online teaching and learning best practice has grown significantly within the last decade. It is important for health care educators who are involved with web-based courses to be immersed in the evidence available to date, as we seek to provide sound andragogy in formulating and implementing online programs. This document will explore key evidence related to three different aspects of online teaching and learning. Application of teaching/learning theories and recommendations for best practices in this arena of higher education are essential.




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