Design Principles for On-Line Instruction
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Doris Dickerson (Faculty)
This website is expedient for providing effecient and effective resources for both novice and expereinced online teachers. Also,the performance indicators are applicable for both K-12 and Higher Ed Instutions.
Brenda Boyd (Administrator)
A great website that gives examples and guides the novice or emerging faculty through the steps to developing an online course in terms of instructional design to interactions. One thing that would make the site better is if the font were larger, which would make it easier to read.
Although the research cited is more than 10 years old, the facts of that research still hold true, so do not be turned off by the copyright date of 2006. There are best practices and examples for all of the principles. There is definitely enough here to get faculty up and going while considering all of the important aspects of a good online course.
Pam Beveridge (Faculty)
Laurie Henderson (Faculty)
Sheri Beattie (Online Course Developer)
Elaine Lawrence (Faculty)
Moronke Oshin-Martin (Faculty)
Mary Nunaley (Faculty)
Benae Lambright (Faculty)
Alice Bedard-Voorhees (Other)
Sarah Phinney (Staff)
site primarily to further my understanding of the issues involved in
developing/teaching/managing online courses. I've also used the site to assist
in developing guidelines for good practice at our own college. In addition,
I've used the site as a resource when leading workshops for faculty wishing to
develop and teach and online course.
Quality of Content: I've been returning to this site because I believe the
content to be one of the best that is currently available on the Web. The
breadth is sufficient for those new to online instruction as well as those who
have considerable background, but is yet concise enough to be read in a short
amount of time. Examples and a bibliography help to expand the learning where
Potential effectiveness for enhancing teaching and learning: If the issues that
are addressed in this document are implemented properly the faculty's teaching
will most definitely be enhanced. There are issues that are somewhat judgemental
and may not apply in every case, but this should be apparent to the course
developer using sound reasoning.
collection is very simple and straightforward, resulting in ease of use to
newcomers. There is one exception, and that is it is not easy to return to the
original page once inside the sub-pages.
Darrell Pearson (Faculty)
This module is good information if one is trying to develop and deliver an on
line course. It has little relevance for training a pre-service or an
in-service teacher to managing a k-12 classroom. the material is easy to use.
This would be a good module in an Instructional Technology Course.
Susan Powers (Faculty)
on the design of distance education or for faculty development workshops on
designing distance education. Additionally, I would refer faculty to this
website who wanted to augment their face-to-face courses with online materials.
would need to warned of this in advance and guided to the particular sites of
interest. The introduction, for example is heavily geared toward FGCU, but has
an excellent definition of online instruction. The support and services section
is also specific toward FGCU, but provides an example of what can and should be
available for online instruction.
The site outline is quite helpful as a quick, hyperlinked tool to find correct
portions of the website, and again, provides an excellent model of online
The web site is text heavy and could prove problematic for non-native English
speakers, or individuals with reading disabilities.
Also, while design principles are explained well, it would be helpful to the
reader/user to have familiarity with overall design principles before visiting
The site does heavily and effectively use examples. Instructors who use this
site might want to complement the good examples with some non-examples.