Planning for Online Education: A Systems Model (The Systems Model (the…
Planning for Online Education: A Systems Model
the basic principles of technology planning
Designed to offer online learning programs to students throughout the world, IGC sought to leap into the 21st century with an original enrollment goal of 70,000 new students by 2018.
Its lack of integration with existing university programs.
One of the big mistakes of the Global Campus was its big upfront expenses
Definitions of Terms
Two key concepts
planning and online education
need to be defined in order to establish a
basis for this article.
The Systems Model
goals and objectives
hardware and software, staff, facilities, finances, and policies
Planning for Online Education
Understanding the environment is a beginning point for any planning activity including the
development or enhancement of online education applications.
Developing Goals - Colleges are Not All the Same
the goals for online education should fit the institution’s mission and culture.
Online Education Applications
It should be obvious that applications can vary significantly depending upon academic program needs, existing online education development, teacher readiness, student readiness, and instructional and student support services.
Online Education, Planning, and American Higher Education
The culture of American higher education is not profit driven nor is it based on intense competition.
For American higher education to maintain its prominence in the world community, it will need to continue to evolve and develop its academic programs and services to its students,communities, and society.
Its evolution will be dependent upon careful purposeful planning.
technology and online education have a definite and important role to play in this endeavor.
The Major Components of an Online Education Application
facilities/student/tech support infrastructure