Mater's WebCT site - HERE

Implenting Flexible Delivery

Evolution of distance education/model of delivery

See (presentation created with Impatica); also see LearnScope for article: Delivering an Online Course

Project has 3 main phases:

Design (key questions: who are your clients? what are their skills? how do you motivate them? maintain their interest)


Publishing (generally not the designer or teacher's task)

  • Uploading > server (WebCT)
  • FTP (file transfer protocol)


  • what are the technological limitations? (organisational and individual)
  • CMC – emoderation/efacilitation; developing an ‘electronic personality’; Tips: use humour; be open
  • ensure online facilitators are totally familiar/comfortable with online medium and employed software (eg WebCT, Talking Communities etc); ideally, all online facilitators will have some experience as an online student

Ideal Team for designing and assembling content consists of

  • content expert
  • graphic designer
  • instructional designer

Where to from here?
  • three online meetings (using voice tools)
  • regular and continuous reflection (possibly via project blog at; log in at; suggest that each team member tries to do this at least once a fortnight
  • team members can also contribute a monthly posting in the AFLC discussion area; perhaps on a rotating basis - could someone make up a roster? AFLC

Other Resources

Online Book: Theory and Practice of Online Learning; see esp chapter 2; section 3:

* ADDIE Model of Instructional Design

Analysis --> Design --> Development --> Implementation --> Evaluation

Synchronous Interaction


Tool Available for Synchronous Voice Interactions available HERE

See Hot Potatoes for crosswords and easy to make quiz tools (example crossword)

For readings on a range of issues see Michael's page at

page created 11 June 2004