Online students have the expectation that the level of education and skills they receive in your online program are equivalent to those of your on campus program. Online programs and courses that are designed without first establishing a clear set of learning objectives risk lessening their effectiveness and overall value if students don’t graduate with the skills needed to achieve their goals. Ensure your program has merit by outlining desired learning outcomes for each course, then determine how they can be taught most effectively online.
The 4 Characteristics of an Exceptional Online Course
The development of an exceptional online learning experience, in which students and faculty are effectively engaged and challenged, is not incidental. It is the result of vision, experience, collaboration, and understanding the student journey. In order to achieve this type of high quality learning environment, four key characteristics must be present:
To ensure your online learning initiative succeeds, build it to be distinctive and engaging. In addition, it’s critical to support your faculty with learning designers and ensure the initiative is based upon strong learning outcomes. To learn more tips around teaching in and enhancing the online environment, visit our resources page.