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Writer: Rob Eaton
BYU-Idaho's approach to creating and teaching courses online is designed to harness the subject matter expertise of its on-campus faculty, the instructional design and operational "know-how" of its online team, and the dedication and instructional skills of its remote instructors.
Having so many parties involved in such a creative process can be challenging, but the synergy of these critical ingredients allows BYU-Idaho to create a high-quality learning experience online for growing number of students.
For this collaborative approach to succeed, it's important for everyone who contributes to understand their role - and to respect the expertise and experience of others. This article is part of a three part series that will provide a high-level explanation of relative roles and responsibilities. Part one focuses on campus faculty, part two on the role of the online team, and part three on online instructors.
Department chairs and faculty are the chief stewards of content. Among other things, they do the following:
The entirety of these articles, along with a table that outlines the approval process for online activities, can be found in the Fall 2012 issue of Perspective Magazine.