Transitioning to Online Course Offerings: Tactical and Strategic Considerations

Lisa A. Burke
Louisiana State University in Shreveport


Much has been written about the effectiveness of face-to-face (F2F) versus online (OL) courses, and comparisons of learning and retention across both media, but less has been targeted toward important tactical and strategic considerations. Having little formal guidance to manage the transition to offering a portion of their university courses and programs online, administrators and universities appear inadequately positioned to execute their OL foray effectively. This paper outlines strategic and tactical points to help administrators better manage the transition to offering university courses online.

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Lisa A. Burke  is Associate Professor of Management in the College of Business Administration at Louisiana State University in Shreveport. Her research interests include management education, management training, and management selection and development. She may be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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