First – understand and respect the complexities of online learning
Online learning is high technology. It is right up there with software applications, network servers, and above all “The Web”. You don’t need to become an expert in all of these things to lead a successful online implementation project, but you do need to understand what is needed and how to assemble the right team and resources to ensure success.
Here are some things you’ll want to know and questions you’ll want to ask to prepare yourself:
You’ll need a technology infrastructure (network servers, bandwidth and computers for example) and the people to set them up and maintain them. These questions will help define any technology challenges you might face and so plan how to overcome them.
- Where will students take the online courses I will offer? How many different kinds of locations are there? How many students will be