ECI 617 - Foundations of Instructional Technology: Week of November 17

ID Online

This week's reading looks at the different dimensions of online learning and how ID may have to adjust its focus. Certainly there are a plethora of new tools to consider. The book's list is below (with links corrected).

Examples and resources for online learning

Web-based (virtual) campuses

University clearinghouses

Web-enhanced campuses

Full-service web-based courses

Stand-alone on-line activities

Course tools and services

Electronic books

Reference sources

Smart tools

Harasim's article serves to reinforce this message, even though it is from the "ancient" times of 1989. Actually, this article was of great importance to me in my graduate work. Her idea the online learning is a separate theoretical problem from live and distance education still reverberates.

Systems View and the Web

Organizations need to adjust to the new uses of the Web in learning. This chapter takes the systems view that Web learning is not just an addition to an organization, but has systemic effects throughout. They propose five levels of web integration and discuss the transformative features of each.

Assignments due November 24

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