The authors of this article compiled a list of 9 principles to provide direction in the search for online teaching excellence.
In our view, an excellent online course is one in which the student is able to focus on the course itself and the medium of delivery becomes transparent to this process. It is one that is designed for delivery within the online medium and as such makes sound pedagogical use of the tools available in order to engage and immerse the student in the learning experience. It also creates learning groups, activities and situations that put the students in charge of their own learning. All of this takes place within a supportive and safe environment, allowing them to construct their own understanding of the subject material.
Source: Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology
Britt Watwood posted “The “19 Es” of E-Learning Excellence”, the values he believes online faculty should have in place for elearning.