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The framework for DIRECTED online learning environments
The Internet and Higher Education
  • Laurie P. Dringus, Nova Southeastern University
  • Steven R. Terrell, Nova Southeastern University
Document Type
Article
Date
1-1-1999
ISSN or ISBN
1096-7516
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Description
A steady increase in the development and use of online instructional delivery systems in higher education institutions is expected to occur over the next few years. Online learning environments (OLEs) will emerge to provide comprehensive support for the process of learning and instruction. Currently, educators and administrators are seeking guidance for conceptualizing and implementing OLEs. A framework is needed to represent the essential aspects of OLE development and use, and to address the complex nature of OLEs. This paper offers a definition for OLEs. Also, a framework is presented to support a “directed” approach to OLEs that provides a basis for planning, designing, implementing and evaluating OLEs, and for online courses contained within OLEs. The elements of the framework for DIRECTED OLEs, Delivery, Interaction, Resources, Evaluation, Culture, Technology, Education, and Design, are defined and issues concerning the elements are presented.
DOI
10.1016/S1096-7516(99)00009-3
Citation Information
Laurie P. Dringus and Steven R. Terrell. "The framework for DIRECTED online learning environments" The Internet and Higher Education Vol. 2 Iss. 1 (1999) p. 55 - 67
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/steven-terrell/40/