The Fully Online Model
- Eliminates all in-class meetings and moves all learning experiences online.
- Adopts successful design elements of Supplemental, Replacement and Emporium models including Web-based, multi-media resources, commercial software, automatically evaluated assessments with guided feedback, links to additional resources and alternative staffing models.
What This Model Is Not
- Individual faculty members design and deliver multiple course sections, each of which is relatively small in size.
- Web-based materials are used largely as supplemental resources rather than as substitutes for direct instruction.
- Instructors are responsible for all interactions, personally answering every inquiry, comment, or discussion.
- Faculty members spend more time teaching online and interacting with students than in classroom teaching.
Example that Depends on Heavy Use of Instructional Software
- Software presents course content; instructors do not need to spend time delivering content.
Software increases the amount and frequency of feedback to students. All assignments are graded on the spot.
- Software enables self-pacing: each student can work as long as needed on any particular topic, moving quickly or slowly through the material.
- Software provides a built-in tracking system that allows the team to know every student's status, both time-on-task and progress through the modules.
- May add a course assistant to address non-content-related questions and to monitor students' progress, thus freeing the instructor to concentrate on academic rather than logistical interactions with students.
Rio Salado College: Introductory Algebra
Example that is Web-based
- Combines multiple sections into a single online section organized around modules, each taught by faculty who are expert in the topic of the module.
- Faculty members are responsible for content materials, quizzes, and exams.
- A course coordinator is responsible for overall course administration; graduate teaching assistants grade and respond to student problems.
- Students complete a pre- and post-quiz for each module. Links to additional required readings, audio and/or video files, and other resources are provided.
- Eliminates duplication of effort for faculty who divide tasks among themselves and target their efforts to particular aspects of course delivery.
University of Southern Mississippi: World Literature
Florida Gulf Coast University: Fine Arts