Random Thoughts on Instructional Design
“The effectiveness of distance learning must be measured in resultsâ€”quality learning. Learner-center programs and competent instructors are two oft-cited keys to success in higher education. Teaching online requires specific skill sets (competencies). This paper identifies and describes 51 competencies needed by online instructors and outlines an instructor-training program that satisfies 3 of the 24 benchmarks for excellence recommended by the Institute for Higher Education Policy.”
The full article can be found in The Journal of Educators Online (the article is posted as a pdf file).