Big Idea - Making the Transition

Trends.jpg Many faculty and administrators believe that building their online or hybrid classroom is no different than preparing for the face-to-face classroom - it's just a matter of "converting" course material (Palloff and Pratt, 2001).

Ko and Rosen (2008) suggest development begins in the same manner as a face-to-face course:

The fundamentals are the same; however, the approach is very different.

For online instructors, when the primary connection you have to your students is through words on a screen, special attention needs to be paid to many issues that are taken for granted in the face-to-face classroom (Palloff and Pratt, 1999).


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