One of the principle reasons for using online teaching and learning is to meet students' needs in a more flexible and accessible manner. It is logical then that planning for student needs be an important consideration in design and development work. This will require knowledge of the range of students who typically undertake your unit, and their various needs.
Some key issues for consideration are:
For assistance with these considerations please contact a CALT educational developer.
There is a range of online advice for staff, and support resources for students on this site. See for example (on the homepage):
Students' needs and design issues are covered in more detail in the following Teaching Online Essentials self-paced modules (available on request - see Self-paced online modules.
Authorised by the Associate Director, Service Delivery & Support
27 May, 2011