Digital campfires: Innovations in helping faculty explore the online learning wildness

Citation
Lowenthal, P. R., & Thomas, D. (2010). Digital campfires: Innovations in helping faculty explore the online learning wildness. Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, 6(3), 665- 672.

Abstract

Institutions of Higher Education find themselves in difficult times where budgets are being cut while the demand for online learning increases year-to-year. While budgets are cut, the cost to design and to develop courses online is increasing. Given this, colleges and universities need to find creative yet effective ways to develop more online courses. The staff at CU Online have found one method to accomplish this – web camp. The following article outlines how one university uses Web Camps throughout the year to not only meet the growing demand for online learning but also improve the quality of courses being developed.

Keywords: Online course development, Faculty development, Professional development, Online course quality, Collaborative course design, Online learning, Enrollment Management

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