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Keywords

Internet in education; Education, Higher--Computer-assisted instruction;

Abstract

This paper is a literature review of research related to the differences between developing an online class and a face-to-face class. Differences include how the course material is presented, how to engage the learners, and how students are learning in an online environment. Research is presented from various sources regarding considerations for online instruction and includes statistics on online student learners. The literature states that the instructor assumes a different role as a facilitator for online collaboration in a learning environment.

Instructors need to consider the differences presented by distance education when creating online instruction. The advantages and disadvantages of online classes are explored for both the learner and the instructor. Discussed are current online concerns of accreditation, intellectual property rights, and student cheating. As online classes become more widespread throughout education, community colleges need to offer quality online instruction to remain competitive.

Year of Submission

2006

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

J. Ana Donaldson

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Date Original

2006

Object Description

1 PDF file (v, 39 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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