Andy Saltarelli and Dave Goodrich were recently hired as eProducers for LearnDAT. They enjoy working alongside faculty to develop e-learning content and courses for online, hybrid and web-enhanced delivery contexts.
How do instructors create a sense of community? How do students connect with each other? Are online and face-to-face students different in how they approach and experience community? The fall 2010 LearnDAT survey addressed these topics.
What makes a quality online course? This question guides us at LearnDAT daily, and is the basis of every aspect of our work. As producers, artists, and programmers, we're constantly searching for answers to this question, and finding them in a variety of places: the voices of faculty members, research papers, journal articles and best practices. However, one of the most valuable assets in this quest is often the most overlooked: the students themselves.