Turning a college course into an online course requires more than video-recording the lecture

online-course-uniqueCreating a college course may not be easy but at least it's understood; people have been doing it since Socrates lectured in ancient Greece.

Creating an online college course is another matter. There's no Socratic judgement on the relative benefits of asynchronous videos, real-time discussion boards or e-books in the cloud. Those judgements are being created right now, by experience.

"We're trying not to just do old things with new technology," said Fran Keefe, who as instructional designer for Rivier...

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