It is worthwhile to cooperate with other teachers and with the university’s experts on online learning when distance learning is planned and implemented. An online course developed in cooperation with colleagues is usually less stressful to teach, than to struggle with the planning and implementation on your own. The cooperation network can also include representatives from other universities, the business life and also students. The stakeholders can be involved in different parts of the course development (for example when brainstorming the assignments, developing examples, giving cases etc.). The development of distance learning is a project, where different stakeholders like content experts, online learning experts and IT-support persons are involved. The planning is done in close cooperation from the beginning to the end.
To implement the online course the learning support and IT-support will help you. The library can assist with integrating e-material and give ideas for how information search skills can be integrated in the assignments.
Gilly Salmonin Carpe Diem –model, guides you to a team-based planning of an online-course: