Exploring Instructional Design Issues with Web-Enhanced Courses: What Do Faculty Need in Order to Present Materials On-Line and What Should They Consider When Doing So?

Andra K. Goldberg
Northern Arizona University


Training faculty to add technology to courses should begin with a needs assessment. Design considerations should be incorporated into training to avoid student confusion in using web pages and completing on-line quizzes. Generally, web-enhanced courses can follow a constructivist approach if instructors have the prerequisite skills in place to use the technology. Faculty may also want to consider the ethical implications in testing students on-line.

About the Author(s)...

Andra K. Goldberg is a doctoral student at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona in Curriculum and Instruction. She is the college course coordinator for Computer Information Systems at Mohave Community College and has been involved in training instructors to web-enhance courses. Her research focus is in Educational Technology in which she is currently researching professional development opportunities in technology integration for part-time faculty. She can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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