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"Best Practices in Undergraduate Adult-Centered Online Learning: Mechanisms for Course Design and Delivery" icon

Best Practices in Undergraduate Adult-Centered Online Learning: Mechanisms for Course Design and Delivery

This study was conducted to explore and identify best practices used by full-time and part-time faculty in adult-centered online learning environments. Using a modified version of the instrument made available by the Teaching, Learning and Technology (TLT) Group (2005), faculty were surveyed and asked to identify and describe teaching practices implemented in their online courses that paralleled those described by Chickering and Ehrmann (l996) in the Seven Principles of Good Practice in Undergraduate Education for online environments. In addition, researchers verified the usefulness of these practices with students by comparing them with comments on student evaluations. Results revealed three themes within best practices for online instruction: course design, instructional effectiveness,... Show More
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