According to researchers at Purdue University at Calumet, professors can become better at designing and administering their classroom-based courses if they become more acquainted with proper online course creation. Through a program called the Calumet’s Distance Education Mentoring Project, faculty who are adapting their face-to-face courses to online, team up with tech-savvy colleagues. These colleagues then offer advice on best practices for online course design and help with the first semester of delivery. The Calumet researchers plan to present their preliminary findings at a research association conference in April 2010.
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