Explore Options for Web Delivery
Having the material is one important aspect of offering a Web-based course, the other key ingredient is having a way to offer the course. There are commercial Web-based products on the market, software programs that will help transform documents for readability via the Web, or you might decide to do your own markup. The option you choose will depend on a number of variables, including how comfortable you are with the Web, whether you have any institutional resources to support your efforts, and the amount of time you want to spend on this project.
Questions to ask yourself:
- How much of the content is already in electronic form?
- How much time do I estimate it would take me to make my course material Web-readable? Do I have that much time to invest in transferring the course for Web delivery?
- Do I need multimedia, animation, or images to convey my concepts?
- Does my institution have any resources, including software, that I can use for creating/offering my course?
- If I choose a commercial product for offering my course, what services would I like them to provide? Registration? Handling fees?