Developing Guiding Principles for Online Program
administrator. Your task is to develop a set of guiding principles for online
courses. The guiding principles will be used by instructors in your program, to
help them develop and evaluate their online programs.
You may organize your guiding principles in any manner you like. For example:
You may choose to group the guiding principles by purpose such as course
development, teaching/facilitating, student support, faculty support. To get you
started with resources for this assignment check out the following links:
Then do some research on your own. You may even want to interview online
teachers who you know.
Along with the title of each principle please include an explanation so that a
novice would understand its purpose and how it could be utilized, and also to
clarify the intent if the title is too subjective. For instance, if you listed
"Feedback is prompt" as a principle you might include as an explanation,
"Instructor checks into course on a daily basis to ensure that urgent questions
can be addressed immediately. Feedback on assignments is provided in a timely
manner so that the feedback can be utilized by the student for subsequent
assignments and/or exams."
Finally, summarize your guiding principles. In a paragraph or two, explain why
you have included what you have and why other things were not included.
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