Issues in Using the Internet in Instruction
For My Students | Admin/Research | PSY | FaCET | WKU 

Planting the Seeds for Student Learning via the Internet

KCTCS Summer Institute in Distance Learning

July 13, 1999, 1:30-5:00 Elizabethtown Community College

Sally Kuhlenschmidt, Ph. D.




The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.

The Main Thing:

Participants in Workshop

Teams of about 3 from each Community and Technical College, typically one instructional designer and one or two faculty members. Participants are to return to their campus and help their colleagues.

My assumption is that participants have determined that Internet instruction will solve some specific problem for them. Examples of such problems:

Participants will be less satisfied to the extent there is not a clearly identified problem being solved.


At the end of this session, participants will be able to

  1. describe perspectives on and attitudes about effective on-line instruction;
  2. outline the basic planning process for effective on-line instruction;
  3. identify basic on-line teaching tools/skills appropriate for their courses with special focus on

    (a) the role of various media in conveying content and

    (b) effective management of interaction options;

  4. discuss some of the issues concerning evaluation and on-line instruction, such as evaluating students, evaluating faculty, and encouraging personal growth.
  5. identify principles and activities to use in their own faculty training efforts.

Activity: Priority Setting



Basic Planning Process

Every job is a self-portrait of the individual who did it. --Carolyn Coats, 1994.

Perspectives on Internet Instruction

Finding Your Focus

Handout: Planning Your Internet Instruction

Handout: Planning Your Faculty Workshop

Impact of Your Structural Decisions


Tools for Teaching On-line

If you're looking to find the key to the Universe, I have some bad news and some good news. The bad news is - there is no key to the Universe. The good news is - the universe has been left unlocked.

Technology which connects is successful technology. --Source unknown.





Evaluation and the Internet Course

Results! Why, man, I have gotten a lot of results. I know several thousand things that won't work. --Thomas A. Edison.



"In times of change, learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists." --E. Hoffer.


Issues in Using the Internet in Instruction

For My Students | Admin/Research | PSY | FaCET | WKU 

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