6 Questions to Ask About Course Delivery in Online Programs

By Jordan Friedman, US News

When students are researching potential online programs, they should understand how the course instructor will use learning management systems and other technologies to enhance the overall educational experience, says George Kroner, an enterprise solutions architect at University of Maryland University College, which ​offers online degrees and certificates. “A learning management system is really just an empty shell,” says Kroner. ​”What really matters most is how the institution is taking advantage of the technology they have to provide the ideal experience and optimal outcome for students.” Experts say prospective students​ assessing the quality of an online program should consider course delivery and structure as major factors in their decision. They can find this information by looking at school websites, speaking with faculty or alumni, and if the option is available, demoing or previewing the platform. In the process of doing their research, they should ask these questions​.

http://www.usnews.com/education/online-education/articles/2015-12-28/6-questions-to-ask-about-course-delivery-in-online-programs

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