We Need a Plan: An Instructional Design Approach for Distance Education Courses
Simonson, Michael, Schlosser, Charles, Distance Learning
On October 25, 1965, downtown St. Louis stopped in its tracks and thousands watched as the last piece of the mammoth Gateway Arch was put into place. The weight of the two sides required braces to prevent them from falling against each other. Fire hoses poured on water to keep the stainless steel cool, which kept the metal from expanding as the sun rose higher. Some horizontal adjustments were required, but when the last piece was put into place and the braces released, it fit perfectly, according to plan, and no one was surprised (Liggett, 1998).
Just like the Arch, distance education programs require a careful planning process that includes systematic design and implementation. …
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Publication information: Article title: We Need a Plan: An Instructional Design Approach for Distance Education Courses. Contributors: Simonson, Michael - Author, Schlosser, Charles - Author. Magazine title: Distance Learning. Volume: 1. Issue: 4 Publication date: July 1, 2004. Page number: 29+. © Information Age Publishing, Inc. 2007. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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