Different Approaches to Designing Online Courses at the Post-secondary Level

Nicole Racette, Bruno Poellhuber, Marie-Pierre Bourdages-Sylvain

Abstract

This research aims to identify the approaches used in online courses and their impact on the task of online teaching in three post-secondary institutions in Quebec. From 32 individual interviews and 6 group interviews, results show that courses are offered for continuous enrollment in two institutions, and in cohort for the third. In each of these institutions, these courses are offered asynchronously and are mainly focused on independent learning. The teaching task usually found in the classroom is subdivided, for online courses, into a design task and a student supervisory task that are not performed by the same people. In two institutions, course design is done by external staff and course management is done by specialists rather than the designers. In the third institution, regular teachers design the courses; they also manage their courses after they have been put online, as well as managing the student support staff. Following these results, we present the advantages and disadvantages of elearning on the task of teaching in Quebec.

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in Harvard Style

Racette N., Poellhuber B. and Bourdages-Sylvain M. (2019). Different Approaches to Designing Online Courses at the Post-secondary Level.In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-367-4, pages 631-638. DOI: 10.5220/0007671806310638


in Bibtex Style

@conference{csedu19,
author={Nicole Racette and Bruno Poellhuber and Marie-Pierre Bourdages-Sylvain},
title={Different Approaches to Designing Online Courses at the Post-secondary Level},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},
year={2019},
pages={631-638},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007671806310638},
isbn={978-989-758-367-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
TI - Different Approaches to Designing Online Courses at the Post-secondary Level
SN - 978-989-758-367-4
AU - Racette N.
AU - Poellhuber B.
AU - Bourdages-Sylvain M.
PY - 2019
SP - 631
EP - 638
DO - 10.5220/0007671806310638