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Transitional Developments in Online Courses and Programs: Theory and Practice

Saturday, January 1, 2005


A chief purpose of this discussion paper is to share information with IFETS readers on the recent advances in the design of courses and delivery structures of online courses. The online course is an evolving educational offering and significant progress has been made by online universities and traditional universities offering online courses in terms of improved formats and protocols. Also, the discussion will strive to engage diverse online educators inacademic debate and discussion of the character of online courses, as evidenced by the distinction between notfor-profit and for-profit approaches to e-education.

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