Writer: Rob Eaton
BYU-Idaho's approach to creating and teaching courses online is designed to harness the subject matter expertise of all the parties involved. The process and synergy of all the parties coming together allows BYU-Idaho to create a high-quality learning experience online.
This article is the final part of a three part series that will provide a high-level explanation of relative roles and responsibilities of those involved with this process. Part one focuses on campus faculty, part two on the role of the online team, and part three on online instructors.
BYU-Idaho hires remote instructors with master's or doctorate degrees in relevant disciplines to teach the courses jointly by on-campus faculty and the online team. Because they don't need to create courses or generate significant amounts of content themselves, these instructors-many of whom are working in the fields about which they teach-focus on providing customized feedback and instruction to students. Their responsibilities include 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.