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E-Learning: Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation and Evaluation

E-Learning: Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation and Evaluation
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Author(s): Diane M. Graf (Northern Illinois University, USA)
Copyright: 2002
Pages: 3
Source title: Issues & Trends of Information Technology Management in Contemporary Organizations
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-930708-39-6.ch088
ISBN13: 9781930708396
EISBN13: 9781466641358


The literature supports the pervasiveness of e-learning in education. Through the challenges, changes, successes and failures, most institutions are attempting to determine where e-learning fits in their curriculum. The College of Business at Northern Illinois University began discussing e-learning in 1966. Since that time, most of the College of Business’ courses are technology and/or Web enhanced to the satisfaction of students, faculty and administration. For the past year, completely online instruction has been debated and experimented in several Colleges at the University. The College of Business’ philosophy was to begin with courses that best met the “anytime”, “anywhere”, “anyplace” requirement within the curriculum. At the Spring 2000 IRMA Conference, twelve questions regarding Web based education were addressed so faculty and institutions could avoid the pitfalls during instructional development (8). This paper addresses how these issues were handled during the instructional development of the Phase I MBA course for the College of Business at Northern Illinois University. As the analysis, design and development processes evolved, the 12 issues were condensed to five: curriculum, methodology, students, faculty, resources, and legal concerns. For this paper, e-learning (e-course) pertains to courses taught completely online. Web based learning encompasses e-learning as well as Web enhanced face-to-face instruction.

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