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When offering a Web-based course, the challenge is to deliver content in a format that enables the student to learn, think critically about the content, and grow as a result of the learning. This article presents a framework for designing an online course that achieves these goals. The framework is based on Knowles' (1) principles for adult learning. The process of course design begins with a review of the existing syllabus and organization of the course content into logical modules. A course in the RN to BSN program is used as an illustration. Lessons learned pertaining to the changing role of the faculty, the development of a community online, and the need to keep technology simple conclude the article.



Barker, Anne M. "A Case Study in Instructional Design for Web-Based Courses." Nursing Education Perspectives 23.4 (Jul/Aug 2002): 183-186.



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