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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (SITE) 2006
Orlando, Florida, USA
March 19, 2006
Caroline M. Crawford, Roger Carlsen, Karen McFerrin, Jerry Price, Roberta Weber & Dee Anna Willis
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Abstract: As the popularity of online courses continues to grow, the debate among faculty in higher education continues. Many question the ability of online courses to provide the same quality instruction as the face-to-face classes. This paper is a report on the chronicles of a novice online instructor as she discovers herself in the middle of this transition from face-to-face classroom instruction to online courses. We follow her through the tedious process of morphing from exclusively a face-to-face classroom instructor to a confident technophobe. This process is not always easy and requires, as the paper explains, one of the most important of the guidelines: A sense of humor. This sense of humor can be found throughout the instructor's chronicles. Following each of the new online instructor's chronicle entries are guidelines that, when implemented properly, can ensure the continuance of instructional value and quality of instruction in online courses.